Tag Archives: Literature

A NCJA Favorite: Global Book Of The Month: #BUCK by #Zimbabwean #Author @MKAsante #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check Out NCJA’s June 2018📚Book of the Month: ‘Under the Udala Trees’ by #Nigerian #Author @ChineloO #Oparanta #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check Out NCJA’s April 2018📚Book of the Month: #Scandinavian #novel , The Boy in the Suitcase (A Nina Borg Novel) by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis #NoCriticsJustArtists

“Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can’t say no when someone asks for help?even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.

Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy’s are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.

NCJA 2018 Book of the Month [January]: #RaceMatters by #American #Author / #Scholar , Dr. @CornelWest #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Book of the month: *In the skin of a #lion by #SriLankan born #Canadian #Author, #MichaelOndaatje #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check Out NCJA Book of the Month: #GeorgeWashington ‘Sacred Fire’ by Peter A. Lillback


NCJA Favorite & Book Of The Month: Norwegian Woodノルウェイの森by #HarukiMurakami #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Nov ’16 #Book Of The Mont: 100 Amazing Facts About the #Negro #NoCriticsJustArtists


NCJA Oct ’16 #BookOfTheMonth : Lolita in Tehran by @AzarNafisi #GlobalLiterature #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Sept. ’16 Book Of The Month: The Letter for the #King by #TonkeDragt #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check Out the NCJA Global Book Of The Month; #KafkaOnTheShore by #HarukiMurakami #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Global Book Of The Month ‘Finding Mañana’ by @MirtaOjito – A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus’

Finding Manana

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Don’t Miss It! @JaipurLitFest – Celebrate The #Word This Summer* #JLFSouthbank Program 2016 #NoCriticsJustArtists



NCJA Book of the Month: ‘Prince Among Slaves’ by #TerryAlford #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Book of the Month: ‘The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love’ #NoCriticsJustArtists #MamboKings

NCJA Book Of The Month; The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai-A Novel by Ruiyan Xu #NoCriticsJustArtists #LiteraryArts


@LibraryCongress – The Informed Artist & Literary Arts: Dr. James Billington, ‘Head of the worlds’s largest library passes the torch* [Librarian of Congress]

Meet Us At… ‘The Last Bookstore’ in @downtown_la #NoCriticsJustArtists @lastbookstorela

Don’t Miss It! 2013 @nationalbook Awards #NoCriticsJustArtists


The National Book Foundation’s mission is to celebrate the best of American literature, to
expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. In addition to
the National Book Awards, for which it is best known, the Foundation’s programs include 5
Under 35, a celebration of emerging fiction writers selected by former National Book Award
Finalists and Winners; the National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, an opportunity for
New York City students to interview the current National Book Award Finalists in Young People’s
Literature; NBA on Campus, a partnership that brings current National Book Award authors to
Concordia College in Moorhead, MN; the Innovations in Reading Prize, awarded to individuals
and institutions that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love
of reading; and BookUp, a writer-led, after-school reading club for middle- and high-school
students, run in New York City and Texas.

The National Book Award is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar
record of identifying and rewarding quality writing. In 1950, William Carlos Williams was the
first Winner in Poetry, the following year William Faulkner was honored in Fiction, and so on
through the years. Many previous Winners of a National Book Award are now firmly established
in the canon of American literature, such as Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen,
Denis Johnson, Joyce Carol Oates, and Adrienne Rich.




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