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The Coming

The Coming

A Novel

Daniel Black

St. Martin's Press

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"The Coming is powerful. And beautiful...This is a work to be proud of."--Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner for Middle Passage

Lyrical, poetic, and hypnotizing, The Coming tells the story of a people's capture and sojourn from their homeland across the Middle Passage--a traumatic trip that exposed the strength and resolve of the African spirit. Extreme conditions produce extraordinary insight, and only after being stripped of everything do they discover the unspeakable beauty they once took for granted. This powerful, haunting novel will shake readers to their very souls.

"Part homage to the proud and diverse cultures of Africa, part nightmare of the people stolen from those lands, The Coming seduces us with poetry, then breaks our hearts, but ultimately inspires us to celebrate the indomitable soul of humanity." —George Weinstein, author of Hardscrabble Road

Praise for The Coming

The Coming is powerful. And beautiful....This is a work to be proud of.” —Charles Johnson, National Book Award Winner for Middle Passage

“Part homage to the proud and diverse cultures of Africa, part nightmare of the people stolen from those lands, THE COMING seduces us with poetry, then breaks our hearts, but ultimately inspires us to celebrate the indomitable soul of humanity.” —George Weinstein, author of Hardscrabble Road

“History as horror story, horror story as fable, fable as fervent prayer. Daniel Black's mesmerizing novel, The Coming, is all three simultaneously.” —Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver

“Dr. Black brings to life-a clear picture of inhumanity and its far-reaching impact.” —Clifton L. Taulbert, author of Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored and Eight Habits of the Heart

“This eloquent retelling sets the reader deep within the heart of enslavement's trauma in a powerful recasting of our world's monstrosity.” —Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University

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Daniel Black

DANIEL OMOTOSHO BLACK was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas and now teaches at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned the Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University then returned to Clark Atlanta as a professor with hopes of inspiring young black minds to believe in themselves. His heart's desire is to write literature which celebrates the African American presence in America and teaches the world how to be more human. He is the author of Twelve Gates to the City, Perfect Peace, They Tell Me of a Home and The Sacred Place.

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