Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE. Here are the latest selections.


Arthur Ashe:
A Life

by Raymond Arsenault
(Simon and Schuster)

Eastern African Literatures:
Towards an Aesthetics of Proximity

by Russell West-Pavlov
(Oxford University Press)

Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls
edited by Michelle Duster et al.
(Palgrave Macmillan)

Unrequited Toil:
A History of United States Slavery

by Calvin Schermerhorn
(Cambridge University Press)

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