Boston Public Library
Black Is... 1996: International
Booklists for Adults

*BOB MARLEY: SONGS OF FREEDOM. Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz.

*BOB MARLEY: SPIRIT DANCER. Bruce Talamon.
Photographic portraits.

*BORN FI' DEAD: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE JAMAICAN POSSE UNDERWORLD. Laurie Gunst.
Author's account of her 10 years living among drug desperados.

THE FALL OF THE ASANTE EMPIRE: THE HUNDRED-YEAR WAR FOR AFRICA'S GOLD COAST. Robert Edgerton.
Details of the war between the Asante of Ghana and the British.

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIY OF NELSON MANDELA. Nelson Mandela.

NOTHING EXCEPT OURSELVES: THE HARSH TIMES AND BOLD THEATER OF SOUTH AFRICA'S MBONGENI NGEMA. Laura Jones.
A controversial playwright.

RASTAFARI: ROOTS AND IDEOLOGY. Barry Chevannes.
A scholarly history of the movement.

*Recommended for Teens

This selected list was compiled by Alan Babner, Fields Corner Branch; Elisa Birdsseye-Clark, General Library Reader and Information Services; Sara F. Ennis, Brighton/Faneuil Branch Libraries; Jacquelyn Hogan, Egleston Square/Grove Hall Branch Libraries; Marilyn Poindexter, General Library, Teen Services; Karen L. Williams, Connolly Branch; Sara Markell, Chairperson, Codman Square Branch.