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Pinstripes & Pearls

The world of business colludes with that of charm birthing Pinstripes and Pearls, featuring an eclectic selection of books from African-American female authors to successful African women entrepreneurs.

Because who runs the world? Girls! Let’s be honest y’all can’t deny the thrill of flexin’ that brain muscle now and then. Don’t sweat it because we’ve got you covered. Get some eye-opening perspectives in diverse genres and subjects as this section celebrates the works of indie and notable African female authors for that girl power!  

The What

It features mind-blowing and jaw-dropping gems by black women writers that bring to the fore the struggles of women of color in a world where institutionalized racism closes doors of traditional success to them. Where voices are oppressed, lives are destroyed based on the color of skin, all emancipated by inspirational African women who outmaneuver with their resolve and sense of hope. Because we’re tough and don’t take no for an answer!

Not satiated yet? Well, then navigate through the unique culture of Africa, marked by a sense of community, and bonds between generations in our collection of emotionally charged books that’ll take you on a wild ride. Acquire an understanding of the multi-dimensional and cross-linked issues of race, gender, and class and find freedom in beautiful words of wonderful black female authors.

And for all those romance-lovers out there, don’t worry we haven’t forgotten you. Because we are presenting loves of the century written by notable female authors. Voraciously sift through the stories of women stuck between the worlds of love and passion, riddled in conflicts. Mind you there are some tear-jerkers in there!  

Learn about the journey of a woman, led astray by circumstances, redeeming herself, and finding peace in faith. But, of course, there are books about ways that can financially empower African women, to materialize their dreams and develop the leader within them as we want you to reach for the stars and break that glass ceiling.   

The Who

The queens of African American women literature, have been critically acclaimed for their works and have been nationally bestselling authors from Niobia Bryant to Celeste O. Norfleet. They have been wooing hearts and souls with many books of theirs. Anna Deavere Smith books adorn our shelves, an awardee of National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. If you think it can’t get any better than that, then you’re wrong!

Be spellbound by the poetry of Asiya Wadud, & Okwui Okpokwasili. Learn tricks of the trade by Elaine Meryl Brown of HBO, Marsha Haygood of StepWise Associates, LLC and Rhonda Joy McLean of Time Inc. Delve deep into the best women’s literature by eclectic talents of these awe-inspiring African authors. 

The Why

Who better to learn from than the ones who’ve been through arduous journeys in different times of life? Establishing a powerful identity when the tides are not in your favor is something you’ll grasp while following the journeys of these powerful women. With the complicated relation of gender and race unraveling at every corner of life, these essential reads will become the light at the end of your tunnel.

Quench the desires of your soul for knowledge, change the way you see the world, and embark on your own journeys of love, the fulfillment of dreams, redemption, and showers of success with Pinstripes and Pearls’ most talented black women writers.

Who run the world?  Girls! Featuring an eclectic selection of African-American and African descent woman indie and notable authors in a variety of subjects and genres. 

The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345518484
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2010

Day Pulls Down the Sky / A Filament in Gold Leaf Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733927109
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Published: Belladonna* - May 7th, 2019

Girl, Get Your Money Straight: A Sister's Guide to Healing Your Bank Account and Funding Your Dreams in 7 Simple Steps Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767904889
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Published: Currency - January 8th, 2002

Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635881
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019

After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062936103
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Published: Harper - May 21st, 2019

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062912985
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Published: Amistad - May 7th, 2019

Notes from the Field Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525564591
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Published: Anchor - May 21st, 2019

One Night in Georgia: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062329899
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Published: Amistad - June 18th, 2019

Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982113230
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Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019

Madam, May I Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496716545
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Published: Dafina - May 28th, 2019

It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568585864
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Published: Bold Type Books - January 8th, 2019