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Jazz and Palm Wine
Short story author Emmanuel Dongala turns to jazz, aliens, and witchcraft in this collection due out in March from IU Press. Kongo culture plays a major role in Dongala's work in Jazz and Palm Wine, as does the conflict between customary conceptions of scientific and rational thought. The stories in this collection will prompt conversations about race, identity, and co-existence, while offering a pathway to racial harmony, peaceful togetherness, and individual liberty.
What My Last Man Did
Andrea Lewis weaves stories of several generations of one family together in this collection, addressing questions about the nature of difficult choices and how the consequences of those choices can play out over decades. Lewis sets her stories across time and geography, ranging from 19th century New Orleans to post-World War II London. Each new story in What My Last Man Did tells a standalone adventure while adding to the narrative to come.
Annie Corrigan with Daniel Orr
Based on the WFIU radio show of the same name, Earth Eats is exactly what it says it is: real food and green living.
Focused on local products, sustainability, and new farm-to-fork trends, Earth Eats pulls together the best recipes, tips, and tricks for planting, harvesting, and preparing your own local food. Chef Daniel Orr and radio host Annie Corrigan present more than 200 original recipes, each reflecting foods that can be made with local ingredients.
Vladmir A. Tsesis
For three years in the midst of the Cold War, Vladimir Tsesis found himself in the tiny town of Gradieshti, a Soviet village fully ensconced in the Communist way of life. With a humorous, moving tone, Tsesis uses Communist Daze to share his stories of a medical career behind the Iron Curtain, giving the reader an insider's look at rural life under the old Soviet regime.