1001 Black Men: Portraits of Masculinity at the Intersections


This new hardcover volume from Stacked Deck Press collects portraits from the 1001 Black Men sketchbook by artist Ajuan Mance and features writings from some of the most interesting and provocative Black voices of our day. Orders ship in July 2022! Preorder here.


Living While Black: Portraits of Everyday Resistance

About Living While Black (From Chronicle Books): In homage to the radical power of art, Living While Black celebrates the small acts of resistance that comprise the daily lives of Black folks by presenting them in a series of vivid illustrations. Begun as Mance’s personal response to the groundswell of Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, Living While Black denounces the excessive surveillance, harassment, and violence aimed at Black folks engaged in the activities of everyday life—and celebrates the courage and resilience of the Black community. Fittingly, the book also features a foreword from Alicia Garza, BLM founder and principal at the Black Futures Lab. Mance’s thoughtful meditation on what it’s like to be Black in America makes a wonderful tool for teachers, students, activists, and parents navigating conversations about racism and resistance.

Living While Black is available for preorder wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher, at this link.


Before Harlem: An Anthology of African American Literature from the Long Nineteenth Century

About Before Harlem (from UT Press): Despite important recovery and authentication efforts during the last twenty-five years, the vast majority of nineteenth-century African American writers and their work remain unknown to today’s readers. Moreover, the most widely used anthologies of black writing have established a canon based largely on current interests and priorities. Seeking to establish a broader perspective, this collection brings together a wealth of autobiographical writings, fiction, poetry, speeches, sermons, essays, and journalism that better portrays the intellectual and cultural debates, social and political struggles, and community publications and institutions that nurtured black writers from the early 1800s to the eve of the Harlem Renaissance.

Before Harlem is available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher, at this link.


About Inventing Black Women (from UT Press): Inventing Black Women fills important gaps in our understanding of how African American women poets have resisted those conventional notions of gender and race that limit the visibility of Black female subjects. The first historical and thematic survey of African American women’s poetry, this book examines the key developments that have shaped the growing body of poems by and about Black women over the nearly 125 years since the end of slavery and Reconstruction, as it offers incisive readings of individual works by important poets such as Alice B. Neal, Maggie Pogue Johnson, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Sonia Sanchez, Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, and many others.

Inventing Black Women is available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher, at this link.