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Before Columbus Foundation, now is the time. The Before Columbus Foundation is a longstanding nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting multicultural literature through hosting the annual American Book Awards and countless other events.
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Eight writers, including St. Paul novelist Marlon James, have won Arts and Letters Awards in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The awards celebrate “exceptional accomplishment in literature”. James is part of the Before Columbus Foundation’s board of directors, and received the 2015 American Book Award (and several other awards) for A Brief History of Seven Killings.
KONCH Spring Issue 2018
Just Us and Jeff Sessions: Evidence by Justin Desmangles
James Baldwin and the Black Italian Nexus by Nancy Carnevale
Letter from Hanoi 11-17 by Susanne Lee
Seven Poems by Lamont Steptoe
America by Horace Mungin
Marvin X Reviews the Film “Black Panther”
“A video-shot story conceived as a “meta-soap opera,” “Personal Problems,” a 1980 collaboration between the writer Ishmael Reed, the director Bill Gunn, the photographer Robert Polidori, the composer Carman Moore and a host of talented performers, is now presented as a work of cinema — proving, among other things, that cinema retains the ability to accommodate the noncategorical.”
“The Second Amendment is almost a Time Bomb that was planted in the constitution”
Dunbar-Ortiz received the American Book Award in 2015 for An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Her newest book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights, 236 pages, $15.95), takes on the militaristic and white-supremacist origins of our country’s unhinged love affair with guns.
Ishmael Reed, founder of Before Columbus Foundation, shares anecdotes about how Charles F. Harris popularized black history.
Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account received the 2016 American Book Award.
From The Nation:
Nick Turse received the American Book Award in 2o14 for Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam and in 2016 for Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops In Africa
From The Intercept: