Category: Books

Candide by Voltaire – Fiction Book

June 22, 2015 | Books,Fiction


Candide by Voltaire is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living […]

The Message of The Qur’an

March 16, 2015 | Books,Religion


The Message of the Qur’an is a translation and interpretation of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad, an Austrian Jew who converted to Islam. The book was first published in Gibraltar in 1980, and has since been translated into several other languages. A fresh look at Muhammad Asad’s classic English translation and explanation of the Qur’an […]

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 16, 2015 | Books,Religion


With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded […]

Prelude to Bruise

March 16, 2015 | Books,Poetry


Prelude to Bruise a big book, a major book. A game-changer. Dazzling, brutal, real. Not just brilliant, caustic, and impassioned but a work that brings history—in which the personal and political are inter-constitutive—to the immediate moment. Jones takes a reader deep into lived experience, into a charged world divided among unstable yet entrenched lines: racial, […]