Binti: Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor (available for PREORDER)
Binti - by Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, unsigned
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.
Binti is the first story that World Fantasy Award winner Nnedi Okorafor has written which is set in space.
Caribbean Vegan - Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occaision by Taymer Mason
9781615193608 , paperback. Welcome to the Caribbean, home to an incredibly rich cooking tradition. Here, African, French, Asian, and Spanish influences combine with the local flavors of Barbados, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and more. You ll discover:
- Sweet and Savory Breakfasts: Cassava Pancakes, Herbed Sada Roti
- Traditional Mains: Jerk Sausages, Pelau, Trinidadian Doubles
- Smoothies and Nourishing Bowls: Bajan Booster Shake, Papaya Chia Smoothie Bowl, Caribbean Macro Bowl
- Modern Delights: Rasta Pasta, Plantain Wellington, Caribbean Sushi
- Teas and Sweet and Savory Treats: Moringa Bread, Lemongrass Agave
- Tisane, Sweetened Hibiscus Tea, Ginger-Kissed Jam-Filled Beignets
- Plus Drinks and Cocktails, Desserts, and everything in between!
Kindred- a graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler (author), John Jennings (illustrator), Damian Duffy (adaptor)
More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.
Butler s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.
Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere.
Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Shutterly
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.
Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.
Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest suc
March Book Three - John Lewis (Author), Aydin (Author), Powell (illustrator)
By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: "One Man, One Vote."
To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television.
With these new struggles come new allies, new opponents, and an unpredictable new president who might be both at once. But fractures within the movement are deepening ... even as 25-year-old John Lewis prepares to risk everything in a historic showdown high above the Alabama river, in a town called Selma.
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AFRIWARE BOOKS INSTAGRAM FEED
Leave some honey for the honey bird who guided you...
- Zulu proverb
Since 1992 AfriWare Books has served the community by providing a platform to showcase authors, artists and advocates who infuse us with a sense of cultural pride.
By sharing pertinent information about the history, accomplishments and suggested solutions to improve the community’s well-being, Afri-Ware has distinguished itself as a beacon for cultural literacy.
Afri-Ware makes the best of our rich African heritage available as expressed thru specialty products, books, and events.
Within the last three years Afri-Ware has joined forces with SPADES Books to supply text books, curriculum enhancements and Library materials for Schools and other Institutions
AUTHORS/ARTISTS @ AFRIWARE BOOKS (or supported by Afri-Ware @ events)
Pam Grier "Foxy, My Life in Three Acts", Tom Burrell "Brainwashed", Anthony Browder "The Browder File","Survival Strategies for Africans in America", "Avatar", "Django", Tananarive Due "The Between", Dr. Frances Cress Welsing "The Isis Papers", Dr. Nnedi Okorafor "Zahrah the Windseeker", "Shadow Speaker", Walter Mosley "Black Betty", Simeon Wright, LA Banks, Dr. Charles Ogletree, Shola Arewa, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Dr. Llaila Afrika, Sandra Opoku, Melvin Lewis, Nathan Thompson, Simeon Wright, Queen Afua, Herb Kent, Dr. Charles Grantham "Battle for Kemet", Dr. Carl Bell, Harriet Washington "Medical Apartheid", Michelle Alexander "The New Jim Crow", Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan "Black Man of the Nile and His Family", Tina Ansa, Runoko Rashidi, Wayne Chandler "Ancient Future", Sonia Barrett "Holographic Canvas", Lerone Bennett Jr. "Forced Into Glory", Dr. Conrad Worrill, T'keyah Keymah, Ra Un Nefer Amen, Shola Arewa, Dr. Jacob Carruthers, Talayah Stovall, Dr. Claud Anderson "Powernomics", Kevin Powell, Pervis Spann "40 Year Spann", Dr. Eric Whitaker, Ako Mutota, Glennett Tiley Turner, Dr.’s Rasheed, Elizabeth Atkins Bowman, Elon Bomani, Glinda Bridgeforth, Salim Abdul Khaliq, Maulana Karenga, Del Jones, Quaarandin, Frank Cannon - "Black Men's Support Network" group, Fannie Price, Turtel Onli, Steven Harris, LaMorris Richmond, Mary Monroe, Eric Battle, John Porter, Sharon McGhee "The Vagina Monologues", Walter McGhee, Debra Maat Moore, Useni Perkins, Stephanie Bird, Camille Yarbrough, Tracey Lynn McQuirter, Dr. Yaounde Olu, Chris-Tia Donaldson, Erik Greene, Zekita Tucker, Stephanie Bird, Steve Bell, Ifa Bayeza, Asadah, Gimbu Kali, Dr. Vincent Johnson, Sandra Opoku, Daphne Kennedy-Johnson, Niambi Echols, Shoya Bowman, Isaac Perry, A. P. Jones, Greg AlanWilliams, Antoinette Jackson, Princess Zindaba, Erin Goseer Mitchell, Barbara Henry, Sally Watts, Yorlip Huff, Tina Jefferson, Suzar, Dr. Conrad Worrill, Ralph Terrana, Fred Hill, Sister Imakus Njinga, Pamela Ferrell, Donna Beasley, Imani Kali-Nyia, Darlene Paris, Mark Fancher, Lester Miller, Dr. Elaine Fergusen, Aisha Bilal, Frank Dodson, Kris Broussard, Janice Butler, Dr. My Haley, Yirser Ra Hotep, Jason Moore
Print Media Coverage of AFRI-WARE
Ebony Magazine (Dec. 2000), Austin Weekly News (numerous 2004 –present), Oak Leaves(2004), Chicago Tribune Magazine (Feb. 15, 1998), Chicago Sun-times, Craines Chicago Business, Chicago Defender (numerous 1998-2004), West Suburban Journal (2006); Radio: WVON interviews, WNUA, Power 92, RBG Extreme, Innerlight Radio, Trick City, Maywood Newsletter.
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Nzingha Nommo is owner and founder of AfriWare Books, a premier African-centered bookstore, gift shop and cultural event center located in Maywood, IL. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois (Chicago campus) in Electrical Engineering, and Master's Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology's Electrical Engineering Program. She was employed as an MTS/System Engineer with AT&T for over ten years. Well into her technical career, she decided to pursue other interests peripherally to her background in the arts as a classical pianist. In 1992, Afri-Ware was born out of her love of African history/culture and her passion for networking and representing cultural artists.
Ms. Nommo's leadership, integrity, technical expertise, musical experience, commitment to cultural excellence and networking savvy is Afri-Ware's greatest asset. For over 20 years, Ms. Nommo has utilized her skills to coordinate/facilitate Afri-Ware's event's programming with a-range of authors, community activists, and musical artists.
Nicholas Award from Village of Oak Park, 2007; Ujima (Cooperative Economics) Award from WVON, 2006; Appreciation Award OPRF Black History Month Speaker, 2006; Cultural Ties Award 2000; Speaker at American Booksellers Association 2006 Conference; Eyes On Austin Community Service; Cook County Treasurer Award of Excellence