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Bison Bookshelf Fall '21

Recent publications by alumni authors.

by Seth Shapiro
Rin-rin Yu
Campus Gate with Flowers

Jasmine Breeze

By: Marla-Tiye Vieira (B.A. ’92)

A lyrical, globe-trotting novella that takes its biracial and bisexual protagonist from Louisiana to Morocco as she seeks to combat her inner – and outer – demons.

Heir to the Crescent Moon

By: Sufiya Abdur-Rahman (B.A. ’01)

Awarded the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction, the writer examines her Muslim heritage, an identity she yearned to realize even as her father tried to distance her from it.

A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality

By: Gregory S. Parks (B.S. ’96), Co-Author

Explores the impact of the Black Greek letter organi- zations in the fight for racial justice and economic equality.

Wally and His Amazing Asparagus

By: Tiffany N. Johnson-Largent, Ph.D., RDN (M.S. ’05, Ph.D. ’11)

Young Wally discovers that asparagus is more than just delicious and nutritious, but also makes a great sword for battling giants.

A Long Way from Crenshaw: Lessons and Stories About Race, Love, Honor and Faith for These Changing Times

By: James Darren Key (M.Div ’92, D.MI ’96)

Highlights stories from growing up Black in California in the 1970s and '80s.

Majara's Dream

By: Marci Rodgers (B.B.A. ’05)

Chronicles her life as she evolved from a child who loved art to one of the youngest and most sought-after African-American costume designers today.

Born and Raised in Sawdust: My Journey Around the World in Eighty Years

By: Lewis Thigpen, Ph.D., PE, (B.S. ’64)

The autobiography of retired Howard engineering professor emeritus who grew up during the Jim Crow era.

Dance Through the Storms

By: Brianna Hairlson (B.B.A. ’12)

inspires and guides readers who may feel like there is no hope during or after the storm.

This story appears in the Fall 2021 issue.

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