Beim Stöbern nach neuen Büchern habe ich wieder einmal die Möglichkeit genutzt, dank der Plattform Netgalley auch internationale Werke lesen zu können. Denn mit eurem deutschen Account könnt ihr euch jederzeit auch auf der amerikanischen, britischen, französischen und japanischen(!) Plattform anmelden und Bücher in der jeweiligen Sprache anfragen. Als kleine Inspiration habe ich euch eine kleine (nicht vollständige) Liste an Büchern von BIPoC-AutorInnen erstellt, die derzeit auf Netgalley.com (auf englisch) angefragt werden können.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy
„The Conductors“ von Nicole Glover
Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ET: 13. April 2021
As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Hetty Rhodes helped usher dozens of people north with her wits and magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband Benjy have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that the white authorities won’t touch. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, Hetty and Benjy bury the body and set off to find answers. But the secrets and intricate lies of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up more questions. To solve this mystery, they will have to face ugly truths all around them, including the ones about each other.
„Master of Poisons“ von Andrea Hairston
ET: 8. September 2020
Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons
The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.
Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile.
Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men.
Awash in the rhythms of folklore and storytelling and rich with Hairston’s characteristic lush prose, Master of Poisons is epic fantasy that will bleed your mind with its turns of phrase and leave you aching for the world it burns into being.
„Djinn“ von Sang Kromah
ET: 20. März 2018
Bijou Fitzroy is strange.
As an empath, she has spent her entire life as a recluse, homeschooled by her secretive and overprotective grandmother, never allowed to stay in one place long enough to settle down and make friends. When Bijou and her grandmother move to Sykesville and she starts to attend the local high school, Bijou’s world begins to crumble…town locals begin to disappear, creatures from her nightmares come to life, and she finds herself at the center of a secret war fought all around her.
„Black Buck“ von Mateo Askaripou
Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ET: 19. Januar 2021
An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mother, who wants nothing more than to see him live up to his potential as the valedictorian of Bronx Science. But Darren is content working at Starbucks in the lobby of a Midtown office building, hanging out with his girlfriend, Soraya, and eating his mother’s home-cooked meals. All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of Sumwun, NYC’s hottest tech startup, results in an exclusive invitation for Darren to join an elite sales team on the thirty-sixth floor.
After enduring a “hell week” of training, Darren, the only black person in the company, reimagines himself as “Buck,” a ruthless salesman unrecognizable to his friends and family. But when things turn tragic at home and Buck feels he’s hit rock bottom, he begins to hatch a plan to help young people of color infiltrate America’s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game.
„Soul on Soul. The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams“ von Tammy L. Kernodle
Verlag: University of Illinois Press
ET: 26. Oktober 2020
A jazz woman in a jazzman’s world, with a new preface by the author
The jazz musician-composer-arranger Mary Lou Williams spent her sixty-year career working in—and stretching beyond—a dizzying range of musical styles. Her integration of classical music into her works helped expand jazz’s compositional language. Her generosity made her a valued friend and mentor to the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Her late-in-life flowering of faith saw her embrace a spiritual jazz oriented toward advancing the civil rights struggle and helping wounded souls.
Tammy L. Kernodle details Williams’s life in music against the backdrop of controversies over women’s place in jazz and bitter arguments over the music’s evolution. Williams repeatedly asserted her artistic and personal independence to carve out a place despite widespread bafflement that a woman exhibited such genius. Embracing Williams’s contradictions and complexities, Kernodle also explores a personal life troubled by lukewarm professional acceptance, loneliness, relentless poverty, bad business deals, and difficult marriages.
In-depth and epic in scope, Soul on Soul restores a pioneering African American woman to her rightful place in jazz history.
„Clap Your Hands. A Celebration of Gospel“ von Toyomi Igus
ET: 31. Dezember 2019
An inspirational, joyous celebration of poetry, art, and rhythm, tracing the history of African-American gospel music and the poets, singers, and thought leaders who have fearlessly and soulfully contributed to the spiritual and social evolution of America.
Clap Your Hands, created by the dynamic author and illustrator team of Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood,winners of the Coretta Scott King Award for I See the Rhythm, shares the African American history of gospel music that has courageously broken all color barriers, influencing both worship and popular culture in America for hundreds of years.
This spellbinding blend of poetry, art, history, and music also includes a running timeline of all historical milestones—from the first slaves to President Obama’s inauguration. This powerful and poetic read bursts with vibrant artwork and is rich in personal notes and information to further any history buff or music enthusiast. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this informative and inspirational blend of poetry, art, and music that honors gospel music with its proper, influential due as reflected through the journey of African Americans.
Anmerkung: Bislang habe ich noch keins der vorgestellten Bücher selbst gelesen, daher kann ich keine direkte Leseempfehlung für den Inhalt aussprechen. Jedoch sollten meiner Meinung nach BIPoC-AutorInnen derzeit mehr denn je unterstützt und gelesen werden.