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Raymond D. Miller

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  • Imaro 2: The Quest for Cush

  • By: Charles Saunders
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

It begins with the reunion of Imaro and his kidnapped lover Tanisha, who has been taken to the ruined City of Madness. With the help of their newfound friend Pomphis, a Pygmay from the eastern forests of Nyumbani, they learn of the sorcerous forces that may have been behind the dark wizard that destroyed Imaro's youth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't find stories like this any more!

  • By Raymond D. Miller on 06-04-18

Can't find stories like this any more!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Less feminist than Wakanda, but close to good Conan. Needs more strong women.

If you like T'Challa, the will hold you over until Black Panther 2.

  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 398

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By corbin d perkins on 10-26-17

It's time for you to explore your history.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-17

This is an amazing account of one woman's struggle against injustice and how the law is used to railroad people of color.

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  • Parable of the Talents

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. And a zealous, bigoted tyrant has won his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed - a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed's followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful, dark sequel that stands on its own

  • By David on 09-27-11

A punch in the gut. Great read<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I waited a long time to read this, but it was worth the wait. So bitter and sweet, like literary grapefruit.

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