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Raggin' On
The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's House and Journals
Edited by Carole M. Genshaft
· Foreword by Nannette V. Maciejunes

Through this catalog, readers will experience Aminah Robinson’s amazing house, her art, and her profuse journals. In them, as was so often the case, she succinctly defined the importance of art in general and of her relationship with the Columbus Museum of Art.

Art | Individual Artists | General · African American Studies · Art | American | African American

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The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker
By Andrew Speno

Eddie Rickenbacker survived personal tragedies and dozens of close calls as a mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, and airline executive. This biography invites young readers to consider the difference between recklessness and courage, even if both present dangers, and the enduring value of hard work and personal responsibility.

Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical · Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars · Juvenile Nonfiction | Transportation | Aviation · Ohio · Young Readers

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Mozambique’s Samora Machel
A Life Cut Short
By Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
· Foreword by Albie Sachs

From his anti-colonial military leadership to the presidency of independent Mozambique, Samora Machel held a reputation as a revolutionary hero to the oppressed. Although killed in a 1987 plane crash, for many Mozambicans his memory lives on as a beacon of hope for the future.

Biography, Heads of State · History | Africa | South | General · Political Science, Africa · Africa · Mozambique · African Studies

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In the Balance of Power
Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States
By Omar H. Ali
· Foreword by Eric Foner
· Afterword by Jacqueline Salit

A revised and expanded edition of Ali’s important history of how African Americans have created independent and third-party movements to expand democracy.

History | African American · Political Science | Political Process | Political Parties · Political Science | Civil Rights · African American Studies

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The Ever-Present Origin
By Jean Gebser
· Translation by Noel Barstad and Algis Mickunas

Gebser’s central thesis was that a potent “leap” in thinking was happening in the 20th century. This new mode of thought would be a holistic-centered, or integral one; an answer to the type of thinking responsible for economic and industrial crisis, two World Wars, and what many today consider a dire, global ecological crisis.

Philosophy | Movements | Phenomenology · Cultural Anthropology

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How Fire Runs
A Novel
By Charles Dodd White

Set in rural Appalachia and told through the voices of three different present-day narrators, this harrowing novel about white supremacists attempting to take over a small town focuses an unflinching eye on America’s ongoing, fraught relationship with racial and political injustice.

Fiction | Thriller | Political · Appalachia · Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Fiction

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Sports in Africa, Past and Present
Edited by Todd Cleveland, Tarminder Kaur, and Gerard Akindes

Through the prism of sports and from a range of scholarly perspectives, this anthology offers insight into the varied and shifting experiences of African athletes, fans, communities, and postcolonial states.

Sports & Recreation | Sociology of Sports · African History · Africa · African Studies · Cultural Anthropology

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Geof Oppenheimer: Twentieth Century Hustlers
By Geof Oppenheimer

Commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art and shot in Dublin and Whitehall, Ohio, Geof Oppenheimer’s two-part video installation, Twentieth Century Hustlers., ruminates on how the post-industrial world has affected the physical, technological, and psychological conditions of labor.

Art | Individual Artists | General · Art | Film & Video · Business & Economics | Labor

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Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

The competition is open to both those who have not published a book-length collection and those who have.

Congratulations to Fleda S. Brown, winner of the 2020 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for The Goldilocks Zone, selected by Stephen Dunn.

The Audible and the Evident, by Julie Hanson — the 2019 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner — has just come out.

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New in African Studies

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Mozambique’s Samora Machel
A Life Cut Short
By Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
· Foreword by Albie Sachs

From his anti-colonial military leadership to the presidency of independent Mozambique, Samora Machel held a reputation as a revolutionary hero to the oppressed. Although killed in a 1987 plane crash, for many Mozambicans his memory lives on as a beacon of hope for the future.

Biography, Heads of State · History | Africa | South | General · Political Science, Africa · Africa · Mozambique · African Studies

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Militarizing Marriage
West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire
By Sarah J. Zimmerman

By prioritizing women and conjugality in the historiography of African colonial soldiers, Militarizing Marriage historicizes how the subjugation of women was indispensable to military conquest and colonial rule across French Empire.

History | Africa | West · Women’s Studies · Colonialism and Decolonization · Military History · Western Africa · Senegal · Algeria · Middle East · Syria · Madagascar · Vietnam · African Studies

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Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa
By Nwando Achebe

Drawing from distinctly African source materials and methods, Achebe’s groundbreaking historical account examines the shared power, influence, and authority that uniquely African, female-gendered entities—people, diviners, and deities—exert across Africa’s interconnected physical and spiritual worlds.

History | Women · African History · Religion | Sexuality & Gender Studies · Women’s Studies · Africa · African Studies

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Sports in Africa, Past and Present
Edited by Todd Cleveland, Tarminder Kaur, and Gerard Akindes

Through the prism of sports and from a range of scholarly perspectives, this anthology offers insight into the varied and shifting experiences of African athletes, fans, communities, and postcolonial states.

Sports & Recreation | Sociology of Sports · African History · Africa · African Studies · Cultural Anthropology

New Trade Titles

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How Fire Runs
A Novel
By Charles Dodd White

Set in rural Appalachia and told through the voices of three different present-day narrators, this harrowing novel about white supremacists attempting to take over a small town focuses an unflinching eye on America’s ongoing, fraught relationship with racial and political injustice.

Fiction | Thriller | Political · Appalachia · Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Fiction

Cover of 'Raggin' On'

Raggin' On
The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's House and Journals
Edited by Carole M. Genshaft
· Foreword by Nannette V. Maciejunes

Through this catalog, readers will experience Aminah Robinson’s amazing house, her art, and her profuse journals. In them, as was so often the case, she succinctly defined the importance of art in general and of her relationship with the Columbus Museum of Art.

Art | Individual Artists | General · African American Studies · Art | American | African American

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The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker
By Andrew Speno

Eddie Rickenbacker survived personal tragedies and dozens of close calls as a mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, and airline executive. This biography invites young readers to consider the difference between recklessness and courage, even if both present dangers, and the enduring value of hard work and personal responsibility.

Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical · Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars · Juvenile Nonfiction | Transportation | Aviation · Ohio · Young Readers

Cover of 'Geof Oppenheimer: Twentieth Century Hustlers'

Geof Oppenheimer: Twentieth Century Hustlers
By Geof Oppenheimer

Commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art and shot in Dublin and Whitehall, Ohio, Geof Oppenheimer’s two-part video installation, Twentieth Century Hustlers., ruminates on how the post-industrial world has affected the physical, technological, and psychological conditions of labor.

Art | Individual Artists | General · Art | Film & Video · Business & Economics | Labor

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