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New and Upcoming Titles
November 2020

Cover of 'Ancient Creek'

Ancient Creek
A Folktale
By Gurney Norman

In this new edition of Gurney Norman’s classic tale, the young hero, Jack, wages a revolutionary battle against an evil ruler to free his people, “the folks,” and their lands—the Hill Domain and magical Ancient Creek.

Fiction | Fantasy · Literary Criticism, US

Cover of 'Familiarity Is the Kingdom of the Lost'

Familiarity Is the Kingdom of the Lost
By Dugmore Boetie
· Edited by Vusumuzi R. Kumalo and Benjamin N. Lawrance
· Introduction by Benjamin N. Lawrance and Vusumuzi R. Kumalo
· Foreword by Nadine Gordimer
· Afterword by Barney Simon

This fictionalized, first-person biography tells how a cunning rogue with nothing to lose relies on his guts and wits to survive amid racism and injustice in apartheid South Africa.

Fiction, Biographical · African Authors · South Africa

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Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

Poetry | American · Kentucky · Appalachia

Cover of 'Black Box'

Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, Walker’s groundbreaking first volume of poems.

Poetry | American | African American · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Appalachia · Kentucky · Appalachian Studies

Cover of 'Affrilachia'

Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This classic, canonical work of African American and Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

Poetry | American | African American · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Appalachian Studies · Appalachia · Kentucky

Cover of 'Women’s Perspectives on Human Security'

Women’s Perspectives on Human Security
Violence, Environment, and Sustainability
Edited by Richard Matthew, Patricia A. Weitsman, Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Nora Davis, and Tera Dornfeld

This multidisciplinary collection examines women’s security threats stemming from conflict, environmental policy, and economic limitations, as well as the growing repertoire of grass-roots solutions women are creating, demanding, and sharing throughout the world to increase their security.

Political Science | Security (National & International) · Women’s Studies · Human Rights


That’s it for November. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at December.