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Friday, September 8, 7pm
Natashia Deon reading from and discussing her novel Grace.
"...a swirling wild ride into the sheer terror of slavery and the aftermath..."
--Susan Straight, author of Between Heaven and Here

► RB Partners with Brooklyn Book Festival Revolution Books is an official host for two BBF "Bookend" Events:

Monday, September 11
Kamau Ware, The Other Side of Wall Street
Kamau Ware has become known for creating walking tours of slavery sites in downtown New York City, and has written a new graphic novel about the enslaved people whose stories have been lost (profile in The Atlantic)

Friday, September 15
Subramanian Shankar, Ghost of Tamarind
S. Shankar in his novel Ghost in the Tamarind tells the story of forbidden love between a Brahmin man and a woman of the Dalit, "untouchable," caste. The couple risk everything for a better world. S. Shankar teaches in the English Department at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Sunday, September 17
Visit the Revolution Books booth at the Brooklyn Book Festival in downtown Brooklyn.

Thursday, September 21
Marisa J. Fuentes, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence and the Archive
This 2016 book focuses on urban Caribbean slavery in Barbados, and Fuentes explores how to tell the story of enslaved people when the historical record is so tragically limited. The book also has recently been awarded the Berkshires Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize and the Caribbean Studies Association Barbara Christian Prize.

Fuentes is an Associate Professor Department of History & Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

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Getting to know Bob Avakian

NCBecause of Bob Avakian and the work he has done over several decades, summing up the positive and negative experience of the communist revolution so far, and drawing from a broad range of human experience, there is a new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward — there really is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the crucial leadership that is needed to carry forward the struggle toward that goal.

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Slavery, White Supremacy, and How We Got to Charlottesville--Staff Recommendations

cjdBob Avakian, Communism and Jeffersonian Democracy--Takes on ideals of Jeffersonian democracy; how they arose on the basis of enslavement of Black people and white supremacy; points way to a vision and future that is truly emancipatory--a vision of freedom far more radical and thoroughgoing than Jeffersonianism.

hnbtEdward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told--How slavery was integral and decisive to America's economic rise.

cbKhalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness--Chronicles the emergence of deeply embedded notions of Black people as a dangerous class of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants.

waawwIra Katznelson, When Affirmative Action Was White--How all the key social programs of the Roosevelt and Truman eras were deeply discriminatory.

njcMichelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow--The war on drugs and mass incarceration: "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it."

hamJames Whitman, Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law--Hitler and top Nazi legal scholars saw America as a precedent for a functioning white supremacist society.

Bob Avakian, The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy...And Why Clinton and the Democrats are No Answer; and The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era--Essential to understanding where this Trump-Pence regime came from and how to fight fascism.

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Teach-In: Fascism in America
Could It Happen Here? Is It Happening Here? What Is the Danger that the Trump/Pence Government Poses? April 27, 2017. One of the speakers was Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books.

Video from recent Revolution Books programming

An evening with James Q. Whitman, author of "Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law ."

Read an article on Whitman's book by Raymond Lotta, published in Revolution newspaper.

An evening with Nicole Dennis-Benn, reading and discussing her novel "Here Comes the Sun."

An evening with Cheryl A. Wall discussing the women of the Harlem Renaissance.

VIDEOS from past programs at Rev Books.



Revolution newspaper, the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party enables people to really understand, and act to radically change, the world...


An Invitation to Learn About—and Change—the World
If you are grappling with the big questions, right now is the time to dig deeply into the work of Bob Avakian (BA)

Featured in this week's Revolution:
This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!


Protests Erupt Nationwide After White Supremacist Rally and Murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville

ART SALE On-going at Revolution Books: Artwork donated by artists and collectors to support Revolution Books: Posters, Prints, historic African Masks & Sculptures. You can also purchase these works online.

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