The Harlem Reader
A Celebration of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, from the Renaissance Years to the 21st Century
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Harlem Reader by Herb Boyd
Book DescriptionThere is no neighbourhood in America as famous, infamous, and inspiring as Harlem. From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country retreat for the rich, Harlem grew to international prominence as the Mecca of black art and culture, then fell from grace, despised as a crime-ridden slum and symbol of urban decay. But during all of these phases there was writing in Harlem - great writing that sprang from one of the richest and most unique communities in the world. From Harlem's most revered icons such as Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X, to voices of a new generation of icons including Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas, THE HARLEM READER gathers a wealth of vital impressions, stories, and narratives and blends them with original accounts offered by living storytellers, famous and not so famous. Fresh and vivid, this volume perfectly captures the dramatic moments and personalities at the core of Harlem's ever-evolving story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400046812
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Herb Boyd
Black Panthers for Beginners, Paperback (August 2015)
Originally published: New York: Writers and Readers Pub., 1995.
Diary of Malcolm X, Hardback (November 2013)View all books by Herb Boyd
The Diary of Malcolm X is a transcended document. The editors, in their deliberations, careful annotations and commentary, have given us oxygen in the actual language of our brother and leader. The only question left is---- will we accept his daunting challenge.
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Author Biography - Herb Boyd
Herb Boyd is the national editor of The Black World Today, an online publication. He currently teaches African and African-American history at the College of New Rochelle in Manhattan. Co-editor with Robert Allen of the American Book Award-winning collection Brotherman and, more recently, editor of Autobiography of a People, he lives in Harlem with his wife.
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