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  • Only the Strong | Jabari Asim

    Only the Strong

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jabari Asim
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    Moved by the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lorenzo "Guts" Tolliver decides to abandon his career as a professional leg breaker and pursue a life of quiet moments and generous helpings of banana pudding in the company of his new, sensuous lover.

    C. Melcher says: "Great Insight into Black Life in Mid-Century"
  • The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why | Jabari Asim

    The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jabari Asim
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the uses and implications of that epithet. The N Word moves beyond that short, provocative book by revealing how the word has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America.

    Triple J says: "Deeply insightful"
  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis | Jabari Asim

    Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

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    • By Jabari Asim
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
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    Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim gives listeners a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of civil rights leader John Lewis. Even as a very young boy, John Lewis knew he wanted to be a preacher when he grew up. He wanted to be the kind of leader who could use his passionate speeches to stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait to grow up? At five years old, when he became the official caretaker of the 60 chickens on his family's farm, he realized he had a wonderful audience to practice on.

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