Robert Fleming

The  African American Writer’s Handbook: How to Get in Print and Stay in Print

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Format: Paperback, 352pp. ISBN: 0345423275 Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc. Pub. Date: March  2000

With African Americans writing and buying books in record numbers, the time is ripe for a comprehensive publishing guide tailored expressly to the needs of this vibrant, creative community. The African American Writers Handbook meets this challenge perfectly.

The Wisdom of the Elders (Edited by Fleming) Click to order via Amazon

Format: Paperback, 343pp. ISBN: 0345409752 Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc. Pub. Date: January 1997 Edition Desc: 1ST TRADE


In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as this magnificent volume reminds us, African Americans have been blessed with a  precious legacy of wisdom, gained through long, hard years of struggle by those who have gone before. Wisdom is the most hallowed gift born of experience and endurance. The life-affirming guidance in The Wisdom of the Elders has been gleaned from this bountiful harvest and includes some of the most electrifying and deeply moving writings and speeches ever produced. Here are the unedited works of such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du  Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Elijah Muhammad, Lorraine Hansberry, Thurgood  Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Adam Clayton Powell,  Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, Marcus Garvey, Barbara Jordan, Paul Robeson,Jean Toomer, and many others.Proverbs For The People: Contemporary African-American Stories Click to order via AmazonPaperback: 512 pages Publisher: Kensington (July 1, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0758202873

Forward by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Edited by Tracey Price Thompson and TaRessa Stoval with Pearl Cleage, Donna Hill, Parry “Ebony Satin” Brown, Omar Tyree and others If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing. Don’t start none, won’t be none. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything. Whether it was in the church on a hard-shined wooden pew, or around the kitchen table after, listening to the wisdom of mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, friends, and leaders, the messages of the proverbs resonate in the souls of most African-Americans sweet refrain heard through striving, reaching, loving, and living. In this powerful collection of stories based on African, African-American, and Biblical proverbs, some of today’s most exciting new African-American writers tackle the unifying themes, delicious wit, and undeniable wisdom of the proverbs, making them sing for a whole new generation.