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Suffering and Sunset
Celeste-Marie Bernier, author of Suffering and Sunset, will speak about Horace Pippin at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, in Cambridge, MA, on February 8 at 7:00 pm.

The Audacity of Hoop
The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff will read and sign The Audacity of Hoop at the University of Connecticut's Co-Op Bookstore in Storss, Connecticut on February 8 at 6:00 pm.

Wolff will attend a discussion and book signing in the Dodge Ballroom at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 9 at 7:00 pm.

Invasion of the Mind Snatchers
Eric Burns, author of Invasion of the Mind Snatchers, The Smoke of the Gods, and The Spirits of America, will appear on the C-SPAN/Book TV's "In Depth" on February 7 at 12:00 pm.

Hot Off The Press
  • The Muslim Question in EuropeThe Muslim Question in Europe
    Political Controversies and Public Philosophies

    Peter O'Brien

    "Peter O'Brien discusses the huge amount of research on the major controversies surrounding Islam and Muslims in Europe when it comes to secularism, women's rights, citizenship, and terrorism. He shows how and why these controversies reveal the inherent contradictions and dilemmas of European identities as much as they shed light on the so called 'exceptionalism' of Islam. The Muslim Question in Europe will be very relevant to students and scholars of religion, comparative politics, and immigration."—Jocelyne Cesari, Professor of Religion and Politics, University of Birmingham; Director of the Islam in the West Program at Harvard University; and author of The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

  • The Struggling StateThe Struggling State
    Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea

    Jennifer Riggan

    "The Struggling State makes important connections between schools as public institutions that create citizens and processes of militarization that similarly construct national subjects and define their relationship to the state. Riggan explores the role of public education and contests over the purposes that intellectual training should serve. A significant and interesting contribution, this ethnography provides a glimpse of everyday realities usually hidden behind official statements and national propaganda of the ruling party or behind the alarming summary reports of Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organizations."—Victoria Bernal, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine

  • The Parker SistersThe Parker Sisters
    A Border Kidnapping

    Lucy Maddox

    "The Parker Sisters impresses by the breadth and depth of Lucy Maddox's impeccable research as well as by its engaging, at times genuinely suspenseful writing. The brisk narrative of the kidnapping of two free black sisters across the Mason-Dixon Line comes to life here, as it is anchored in newspaper coverage and records of legal as well as extralegal procedures. Maddox is a skillful historian who enters a single case so fully that the Fugitive Slave Act becomes understandable in a very direct way—as does the history of these borderlands and the meaning of emancipation for the lives of the protagonists. This is an outstanding book."—Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Research Professor of English Literature, Harvard University, and author of African American Writing: A Literary Approach

  • Fashioning DiasporaFashioning Diaspora
    Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture

    Vanita Reddy

    "Fashioning Diaspora is essential reading for scholarship on beauty. Reddy introduces a shift the field has long needed, as she reads beauty as embodied practice alongside cultural signifier; as produced within networks of social power and yet complicating them with its own disruptive logic. This is an analysis both critical and appreciative of its topic, and in its nuance a fine example of 'why the humanities matter' for making sense of neoliberal, transnational, material realities."—erin Khuê Ninh, Associate Professor, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature

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Jennifer Riggan, author of The Struggling State, writes about the struggles of the citizens and government of Eritrea.

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Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin
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