Books and Literature
- Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021The great writer’s passion and resilience resonate anew in Eddie S Glaude Jr’s timely, powerful study
- Monday, Jan 11, 2021This month, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we look to his role as a leading figure in the African American church. MLK’s important work inspires us to explore the history, complexity, and influences of Black religion in American life. Browse the eBooks below to find studies on Black women’s Christian activism, the connections between Black religion and cooking traditions, the influence of religion on the poetry of Langston Hughes, and other important interventions in the study of Black religion. Get each eBook for just $1.99 through the end of January!
- Friday, Dec 18, 2020Listen, a lot has happened this year, and it's no shock that some things may have slipped under the radar. So our resident book expert, Karen Grigsby Bates, took a virtual trip around the country to talk to independent book store owners about their favorite underappreciated reads of 2020.
- Friday, Dec 18, 2020HAI faculty members share their favorite fiction and nonfiction books with a technology theme.
- Friday, Dec 18, 2020Elaborating on the entanglements between the past and present of US politics, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own effectively interweaves Baldwin’s time with our own.
- Friday, Dec 18, 2020Equating conversation with political action
- Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020
I recently read (twice) a book on race in America that I think would be valuable for high school and college students (and, for that matter, everyone else) to read. Now.
- Monday, Nov 23, 2020World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, who died on Aug. 5, 2019, will be honored in a Thanksgiving weekend marathon reading of her novel “Song of Solomon” and a posthumous induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
- Monday, Nov 23, 2020Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed poet Dr. Joshua Bennett—the Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and author of The Sobbing School: Poems—for a discussion of his latest books, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man and the poetry collection Owed. He will be joined in conversation by writer and scholar Dr. Imani Perry, author of the award–winning biography, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.
- Monday, Nov 23, 2020
Uncle Bobbie's own Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is in conversation with Eddie Glaude for the launch of his profoundly insightful, radical and timely book "We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest and Possibility", followed by a live audience Q&A.