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Celebrating 38 years of independent publishing, LRP is known for its cutting-edge, high-quality scholarly books and textbooks in politics, the social sciences, and the humanities. Our imprints include FirstForumPress, Kumarian Press, and Three Continents Press, and we distribute books for Holmes & Meier Publishers and HSRC Press.

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FEATURED BOOKS

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

A. Rafik Mohamed

What is it about basketball that makes it "the black man’s game"? And what about pickup basketball in particular: can it tell us something about the state of blackness in the United States? Reflecting on these questions, Rafik Mohamed presents pickup games as a text of the political, social, and economic struggles of African American men. In the process, he tells a story about    More >

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

Melinda Mills

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Who is "multiracial"? And who decides? Addressing these two fundamental questions, Melinda Mills builds on the work of Heather Dalmage to explore the phenomenon—and consequences—of racial border patrolling by strangers, family members, friends, and even multiracial people themselves.    More >

The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in International Affairs: What the Giants Want You to Know

The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in International Affairs: What the Giants Want You to Know

Aaron S. Williams, Taylor A. Jack, and Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Young people of color confront a myriad of challenges that deter them from considering, pursuing, and succeeding at careers in international affairs. The authors of The Young Black Leader’s Guide address these challenges, drawing on the experiences of Black American giants in the field to provide systematic, practical advice. From getting started to learning to lead, from overcoming    More >

Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North, Revised Edition

Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North, Revised Edition

James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

Updated and expanded in this revised edition to reflect twenty years of new research, when published in 1979 Black Bostonians was the first comprehensive social history of an antebellum northern black community. The Hortons challenged the then widely held view that African Americans in the antebellum urban north were all trapped in "a culture of poverty." Exploring life in black    More >

The Rienner Anthology of African Literature

The Rienner Anthology of African Literature

Anthonia C. Kalu, editor

ForeWord Magazine's Reference Book of the Year, 2007! Ranging from ancient cultures to the present century, from Africa's rich oral traditions to its contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama, this long-awaited comprehensive anthology reflects the enduring themes of African literature.   The selections, drawn from the length and breadth of the continent, reveal the richness of    More >

African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies

African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies

Geoff Wisner, editor

African Lives, a pioneering anthology of memoirs and autobiographical writings, lets the people of Africa speak for themselves—telling stories of struggle and achievement that have the authenticity of lived experience. The anthology presents selections from the work of many of Africa's finest writers and most significant personalities from across the continent and spanning several    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

LRP recently entered into a partnership with De Gruyter to make our entire list of books (some 1,700 titles!) available in digital form. This relationship will give libraries yet another way to buy our ebooks, expanding global access to our collection. In Lynne Rienner’s words, “With their latest platform developments, De Gruyter provides enhanced visibility for LRP titles while offering value-rich, convenient access to them for libraries around the world. We are especially happy in this era of consolidation to be part of a project where independent publishing houses are supporting each other.” You’ll be able to find our titles through DG’s platform in the coming months. Cheers!
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