Books published by Basic Civitas Books

Harlem Nocturne

Basic Civitas Books | September 10, 2013 | 256 pages
"In Harlem Nocturne, eminent scholar Farah Jasmine Griffin tells the stories of three black female artists who emerged during this period of unprecedented openness, flourishing professionally while also making enormous political strides for their fellow women and African Americans. Novelist Ann... More Info

Come Hell or high water

Basic Civitas Books | August 18, 2019 | 258 pages
A searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina combines interviews with survivors of the disaster and the author's knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, and explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

We Won't Budge

Basic Civitas Books | August 20, 2004 | 288 pages
A bittersweet memoir of growing up in Mali West Africa, being drawn to the promise of equality in Paris and the U.S., and looking at current problems of immigration and racism in the world.  More Info