2016 AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS

 


The American Book Awards recognize "outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works. There are no quotas for diversity, the winners list simply reflects it as a natural process. The Before Columbus Foundation views American culture as inclusive and has always considered the term 'multicultural' to be not a description of various categories, groups, or 'special interests,' but rather as the definition of all of American literature. The Awards are not bestowed by an industry organization, but rather are a writers’ award given by other writers."

Read more about the American Book Awards and the Before Columbus Foundation, which administers the Award, at this link: http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/


 

Tributaries (Sun Tracks ) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780816531554
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Published: University of Arizona Press - April 9th, 2015

In Tributaries, poet Laura Da’ lyrically surveys Shawnee history alongside personal identity and memory. With the eye of a storyteller, Da’ creates an arc that flows from the personal to the historical and back again.


A Curious Land: Stories from Home (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625342652
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - November 29th, 2016

Susan Muaddi Darraj's short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home. A Curious Land gives voice to the experiences of Palestinians in the last century.


We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620972731
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Published: New Press - March 7th, 2017

"Powerful...Iyer catalogues the toll that various forms of discrimination have taken and highlights the inspiring ways activists are fighting back. She] is an ideal chronicler of this experience."
--The Washington Post

NOW IN PAPERBACK The nationally renowned racial justice advocate's illumination of the ongoing persecution of a range of American minorities


Loving Day: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812983661
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Published: One World - September 6th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • “[Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor.”—Los Angeles Times
 


Counternarratives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811225526
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Published: New Directions - May 17th, 2016

Now in paperback, a bewitching collection of stories and novellas that are “suspenseful, thought-provoking, mystical, and haunting” (Publishers Weekly)


F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691173412
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Published: Princeton University Press - December 6th, 2016

How FBI surveillance influenced African American writing


Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619028258
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 13th, 2016

Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate.


The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781613738931
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - April 1st, 2017

The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of “breeding women” essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves’ children, and their children’s children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit.


Return to Arroyo Grande Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558858190
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Published: Arte Publico Press - December 20th, 2015

Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa (Dispatch Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608464630
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Published: Haymarket Books - May 19th, 2015

You won't see segments about it on the nightly news or read about it on the front page of America's newspapers, but the Pentagon is fighting a new shadow war in Africa, helping to destabilize whole countries and preparing the ground for future blowback. Behind closed doors, U.S.


Manifestation Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781504014151
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Published: Open Road Media - October 27th, 2015

The definitive collection from a groundbreaking Native American poet whose work traces the fault lines between past and present, real and surreal, comedy and tragedy to unveil a transcendent new vision of the world