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Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance in New Book

Harlem is Nowhere By Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Hardcover-304 pages, Little, Brown and Company, List Price: $24.99

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts’ first book “Harlem is Nowhere,” borrows the title from Ralph Ellison’s essay about post World War II Harlem as a metaphoric space in which “the major energy of the imagination goes not into creating works of art, but to overcome the frustration of social discrimination.”

The author said she has had Harlem on her mind since she was a high school student in Houston reading the work of Jean Toomer, Ann Petry, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes and others.

Read more about the author and her new book, “Harlem is Nowhere.”

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