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From humble beginnings, Chef Kwame Onwuachi rose to be one of the most anticipated restauranteurs before he was 30. Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir is so much more than a rags to riches story. Crediting “years of boot strapping hustle and sheer luck” Kwame changes the trajectory of his life. I would give him more credit, talent and determination than he gives himself. From Nigeria to Louisiana to oil cleanup ships in the Gulf to some of the best fine dining restaurants in NY, you don’t have to be a foodie to love this book!

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781524732622
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Published: Knopf - April 9th, 2019

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In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis has created both a tender love letter from a son to his father, chronicling the timeline of their strained and yet loving relationship, and a searing indictment of the French government’s policies against the poor and the marginalized. In this slim volume, less than a hundred pages in total, Louis navigates between two modes: loving melancholy for his father of which he writes: “I knew I loved you, but I felt a need to tell other people that I hated you” and seething anger for the upper and the ruling class who are indifferent towards the poor and marginalized. Who Killed My Father is required reading for our troubled times where political awareness must be matched with empathy and love.

 

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By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228503
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 26th, 2019

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Albert Woodfox was held in solitary confinement for more than 45 years, longer than any prisoner in our nation’s history. Framed for the murder of a white prison guard in 1972 in retaliation for his membership in the Black Panther Party, he was confined to a 6-by-9 foot cell 23 hours a day, and routinely subjected to abuse and injustice. He maintained his dignity and humanity by reading works of literature, philosophy, history, and law, transforming his cell into his own university. His extraordinary memoir chronicles his experiences with insight and wisdom, vividly exposing just how broken our criminal justice system is.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129086
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Published: Grove Press - March 5th, 2019

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