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Octavia, the Octoroon By J. F. Lee
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The Octoroon or, Life in Louisiana; A Play in Five acts By Dion Boucicault
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot (26 December 1820 (or 1822) –... More > 18 September 1890), commonly known as Dion Boucicault (Dee-on Boo-se-koh), was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the 19th century, Boucicault had become known on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers then in the English-speaking theatre. The New York Times heralded him in his obituary as "the most conspicuous English dramatist of the 19th century. "Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot was born and educated in Dublin where he lived on Gardiner Street. His mother was Anne Darley, sister of the poet and mathematician George Darley. The Darleys were an important Dublin family influential in many fields and related to the Guinnesses by marriage. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Boucicault< Less
Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon, or, Inside Views of Southern Domestic Life. By H. MATTISON
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LOUISA PICQUET, the subject of the following narrative, was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and is apparently about thirty-three years of age. She is a little above the medium height, easy and... More > graceful in her manners, of fair complexion and rosy cheeks, with dark eyes, a flowing head of hair with no perceptible inclination to curl, and every appearance, at first view, of an accomplished white lady. 1 No one, not apprised of the fact, would suspect that she had a drop of African blood in her.....< Less
The Opening By J. Darnell Johnson
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The Opening is about a khem (black) hue-man being named Ja, from the planet Kebb who has a yearning for paradise in the stars and believes that the grass is greener on the other side... of the... More > galaxy. Traveling through the Opening with his family, Ja finds a terrifying civilization where whites are the slave master and their blacks are enslaved. Ja, his family and other blacks endure a daily dose of psychological and physical peppering while only Leo Bonaparte, the Compound’s evil owner, knows who Ja really is. In a shocking climax that rivals Planet of the Apes original movie and book. Will Ja become the planet’s slave or savior? "Drawing on the science fiction elements of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents, as well as the time-travel approach of Kindred, we get a new vision of the possible in The Opening, which is the function of all creative expression, after all." –Shannon Gibney, Writer & Educator< Less
The Opening By J. Darnell Johnson
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The Opening is about a khem (black) hue-man being named Ja, from the planet Kebb who has a yearning for paradise in the stars and believes that the grass is greener on the other side... of the... More > galaxy. Traveling through the Opening with his family, Ja finds a terrifying civilization where whites are the slave master and their blacks are enslaved. Ja, his family and other blacks endure a daily dose of psychological and physical peppering while only Leo Bonaparte, the Compound’s evil owner, knows who Ja really is. In a shocking climax that rivals Planet of the Apes original movie and book. Will Ja become the planet’s slave or savior? "Drawing on the science fiction elements of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents, as well as the time-travel approach of Kindred, we get a new vision of the possible in The Opening, which is the function of all creative expression, after all." –Shannon Gibney, Writer & Educator< Less
Voodoo Island By Hamilton Teed
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VOODOO ISLAND The greatest Grant Rushton mystery thriller ever written is “VOODOO ISLAND.” In this graphic book Hamilton Teed takes his great detective Grant Rushton to the black island... More > republic of Hayti, where he crosses swords and matches wits with one of the most remarkable characters in fiction—Marie Galante, the notorious octoroon, as beautiful as she is evil, a woman who sways the destinies of nations throughout the West Indies and in Central and South America. High Priestess of the horrible cult of the Voodoo, Marie Galante, beautiful, sinuous, ruthless, sets out to destroy Grant Rushton, when he starts across the world himself to track down and destroy a notorious international crook,— Kreezer. Never for a moment does the excitement in this vivid story slacken. At times it may not be very nice, it is gruesome, but it is real. It’s the stuff of which great books are made. Marie Galante may sin, but she is a woman.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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