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Samiya Bashir's Books

Gospel: poems
Mar.20.2009
"Gospel, like all good preaching, is both deftly reflective and full of rafter-rattling truths. In a voice stamped with her definitive, soul-drenched signature, Samiya Bashir blesses us with a roadmap for the living of our fractured and uprooted lives, forcing us to take an unflinching look at faith and the way it's defined. This is a grandmama-braiding-the-hair book, a rev-...
Where the Apple Falls
May.30.2005
Where the Apple Falls resides at the intersections between woman/ female, both human and environmental, and the concepts to which she is often linked  (without her consent): death; rebirth; victim; sexual/perverse. Seasons are crucial: from the birth of Spring through Autumn’s final harvest the work suggests a recasting of the farmer; a reclamation of both fall and redemption/...
Best Black Women's Erotica 2
Feb.01.2003
“BBWE 2…introduces the reader to a new coterie of black women authors who bear watching as passionate, erotic fire-starters. Samiya Bashir, the new editor, demonstrates a rare gift for compiling anthologies. In her selection of C.C. Carter, T'Ashia Asante, Dorothy Randal Gray, Carol Smith Passariello, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Shawn F. Rhea, Opal Palmer Adisa, R. Erica Doyle, Tara Betts...
Role Call
Oct.25.2002
Co-edited by Tony Medina, Samiya Bashir & Quraysh Ali Lansana "Welcome to the 21st Century" bids the opening line of this literary "multimedia" experience, brought to us by three leading black author-activists of the post--Civil Rights Movement generation: Tony Medina, Samiya A. Bashir, and Quraysh Ali Lansana. This collection of more than three hundred...