Reposted from DH the Blog:
Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World is now available for pre-order!
You can pre-order on Amazon, of course, but the University of Pennsylvania Press is also having a 40% off spring sale with code SPRING20-FM RIGHT NOW and #WickedFlesh is listed (though no cover or description yet).
This discount is deeper than the Amazon one. Plus you get the chance to browse amazing books from spring authors and fellow listmates like Brandon Byrd and Chris Bonner.
And if you haven’t already, you might as well also snatch up books by Sasha Turner, Marisa Fuentes, Jennifer Morgan, Herman Bennett, Kellie Carter Jackson, Keisha Blaine, Randy Browne, and so many others. It’s an early Americanist Christmas in April–and we need it!
It seems like a small thing with a global pandemic happening right now, but if you’ve the means and/or enjoy reading, please do support the books being published this spring and summer. For the authors, it’s a bit of good news in the midst of a lot of chaos, but I suspect that many of us have or will lose opportunities to meet you readers in person, read work in the communities we wrote the books for, and otherwise build with you. And that goes for academics, but also poets, fiction writers, essayists–anyone engaged in the printed word. Plus with so much in crisis, book releases feel a little bittersweet.
That said, in whatever new world is rising, I know we will need historians, storytellers, writers, researchers, and books. We will need books. We will NEED books.
Pre-order #WickedFlesh today by visiting the Penn Press website: https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/16139.html
Or on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812252381/
And for a list of other things to read, Ruha Benjamin, in a beautiful act of generosity and sisterhood, is curating a thread on her Twitter account of recently and soon-to-be released books that have fallen into the pandemic publishing black hole.