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A Brooklyn based Alternative Publishing house.

Turquoise Days
The Weird World of Echo & the Bunnymen
by Chris Adams
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Subject: Rock/Folk/Punk
Turquoise Days captures the post-punk swagger of a band that melded the rawness and vitriol of CBGBs New York punk with trippy 60s psychedelia. More than once, in fact, Mac was compared to Doors' lead vocalist, the late Jim Morrison.  [ more ]

Resistance - My Life in Lebanon
by Soha Bechara
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In 1988, at the age of twenty, Souha Bechara attempted to assassinate General Lahad, chief of militia in charge of Israeli-occupied Southern Lebanon. Immediately apprehended, interrogated, and tortured for weeks, she was sent to Khiam, a prison and death camp,  [ more ]

Burning Down the House
by Roger Bonair-Agard
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Subject: Spoken Word
In the summer of 1998 they took the belt at the National Poetry Slam, the first team from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. These five poets stand at the vanguard of the slam movement, with verse that is passionate, tight, political  [ more ]

Noise of the World
Non-Western Artists in Their Own Words
by Hank Bordowitz
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One of the most comprehensive accounts to date, Noise of the World is the authentic story of a burgeoning world music scene, as told by its most seminal artists. Drawing on 20 years of original interviews, music journalist Hank Bordowitz  [ more ]

Stand and Deliver
Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture
by Yvonne Bynoe
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Subject: Hip Hop
Hip Hop activism, a joining of a musical genre with political action, is a highly ambiguous term that encompasses a range of initiatives, from those that are genuinely attempting to affect public policy to largely self-promotional efforts that are more  [ more ]

Transition 96 - Finding Nimco
by Henry Louis Gates Jr,
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In addition to the interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga, as well as an excerpt from her forthcoming novel Tambu's Choice mentioned in the key note, this issue of TRANSITION includes Caine Prize-winner Binyavanga Wainaina on "How to Be an African" and  [ more ]

Hideous Dream
A Soldier's Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti
by Stan Goff
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After a distinguished career in elite Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces counter-terrorist units, Stan Goff refused to turn away from the implications of his own experience. He chose to defy the contradictions between what the foreign policy establishment said and  [ more ]

Fortunate Son by J. H. Hatfield
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Subject: Anti-Bush Books
Since 2000, Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President has been the most talked-about Bush biography, weathering a fierce storm of controversy and suppression. After original publisher St. Martin?s Press received threats from Bush campaign  [ more ]

African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou
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African Psycho concerns a would-be serial killer, Gregoire Nakobomayo, and the spiritual relationship he has developed with his phantom mentor, a far more accomplished serial killer, Angoualima.  [ more ]

Please Feed Me - A Punk Vegan Cookbook
by Niall McGuirk
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Subject: Cookbooks
Please Feed Me is a punk rock vegan cookbook. Each recipe features an anecdote by a band that performed via the Hope Collective, a popular punk booking collective in Dublin the author helped maintain for over a decade. (The Hope  [ more ]

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—Mahatma Gandhi