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Reunited
The Correspondence of Anaïs and Joaquín Nin, 1933–1940
By Anaïs Nin and Joaquín Nin
· Edited by Paul Herron
· Introduction by Paul Herron
· Preface by Paul Herron

In 1913, Joaquín Nin abandoned his family, including his ten-year-old daughter, Anaïs. Twenty years later, Anaïs and Joaquín reunited and began an illicit sexual affair. Long believed to have been destroyed and lost to history, Reunited reveals correspondence between father and daughter, exposing for the first time both sides of their complicated relationship.

Letters · Biography, Literary Figures · Anaïs Nin

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Josie Mpama/Palmer
Get Up and Get Moving
By Robert R. Edgar

The latest in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Josie Mpama/Palmer: Get Up and Get Moving tells the story of Josie Mpama/Palmer’s activism and political legacy in South Africa and around the world.

Biography, Activists · Women’s Studies · South Africa · African Studies

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Safari Nation
A Social History of the Kruger National Park
By Jacob S. T. Dlamini

Safari Nation tells the history of the Kruger National Park through a black perspective, helping explain why Africa’s national parks—often derided by scholars as colonial impositions—survived the end of white rule on the continent.

Environmental History · African History · Race and Ethnicity · South Africa · African Studies · Apartheid

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Cy Young
An American Baseball Hero
By Scott H. Longert

Cy Young: American Baseball Hero tells the life story of Cy Young, the hardest-throwing pitcher in baseball history, and introduces middle-grade readers to America’s favorite pastime, explaining balls, strikes, and outs in an exciting and easy-to-understand way.

Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical · Baseball History · Ohio

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Jail Speak
By Ben Langston

When Ben Langston took a guard job at a local prison, it was because there were few other options. Jail Speak is his memoir about working in the incarceration industry.

Memoir, Law Enforcement · subjects · subjects

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Radical Utu
Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai
By Besi Brillian Muhonja

In Radical Utu: Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai, Wangari Maathai is presented as a scholar whose contributions to gender equality, democratic spaces, economic equity and global governance, and indigenous African languages and knowledges paralleled her renowned environmental activism.

Political Philosophy · Kenya · African Studies · Women’s Studies

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Wangari Maathai
By Tabitha Kanogo

This concise biography tells the story of Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to campaigning for environmental conservation, sustainable development, democracy, human rights, gender equality, and the eradication of poverty.

Biography, Activists · Women’s Studies · Biography, Women · Kenya · African Studies

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Radical Utu
Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai
By Besi Brillian Muhonja

In Radical Utu: Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai, Wangari Maathai is presented as a scholar whose contributions to gender equality, democratic spaces, economic equity and global governance, and indigenous African languages and knowledges paralleled her renowned environmental activism.

Political Philosophy · Kenya · African Studies · Women’s Studies

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Josie Mpama/Palmer
Get Up and Get Moving
By Robert R. Edgar

The latest in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Josie Mpama/Palmer: Get Up and Get Moving tells the story of Josie Mpama/Palmer’s activism and political legacy in South Africa and around the world.

Biography, Activists · Women’s Studies · South Africa · African Studies

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Safari Nation
A Social History of the Kruger National Park
By Jacob S. T. Dlamini

Safari Nation tells the history of the Kruger National Park through a black perspective, helping explain why Africa’s national parks—often derided by scholars as colonial impositions—survived the end of white rule on the continent.

Environmental History · African History · Race and Ethnicity · South Africa · African Studies · Apartheid

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Reunited
The Correspondence of Anaïs and Joaquín Nin, 1933–1940
By Anaïs Nin and Joaquín Nin
· Edited by Paul Herron
· Introduction by Paul Herron
· Preface by Paul Herron

In 1913, Joaquín Nin abandoned his family, including his ten-year-old daughter, Anaïs. Twenty years later, Anaïs and Joaquín reunited and began an illicit sexual affair. Long believed to have been destroyed and lost to history, Reunited reveals correspondence between father and daughter, exposing for the first time both sides of their complicated relationship.

Letters · Biography, Literary Figures · Anaïs Nin

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Jail Speak
By Ben Langston

When Ben Langston took a guard job at a local prison, it was because there were few other options. Jail Speak is his memoir about working in the incarceration industry.

Memoir, Law Enforcement · subjects · subjects

Cover of 'Wangari Maathai'

Wangari Maathai
By Tabitha Kanogo

This concise biography tells the story of Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to campaigning for environmental conservation, sustainable development, democracy, human rights, gender equality, and the eradication of poverty.

Biography, Activists · Women’s Studies · Biography, Women · Kenya · African Studies

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