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July 2020

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Geof Oppenheimer: Twentieth Century Hustlers
By Geof Oppenheimer

Commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art and shot in Dublin and Whitehall, Ohio, Geof Oppenheimer’s two-part video installation, Twentieth Century Hustlers., ruminates on how the post-industrial world has affected the physical, technological, and psychological conditions of labor.

Art | Individual Artists | General · Art | Film & Video · Business & Economics | Labor

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Night Garden
A Novel
By Carrie Mullins

Set in rural Kentucky and told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Marie Massey, this gut-wrenching novel about addiction and family ties offers an unflinching look at the opioid crisis and its devastating effects on a generation of young Americans.

Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Kentucky · Appalachia

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Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa
By Nwando Achebe

The latest in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa offers readers an unparalleled history of the remarkable African women who occupied positions of power, authority, and influence.

African History · Women’s Studies · Gender Studies · Africa · African Studies

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Militarizing Marriage
West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire
By Sarah J. Zimmerman

By prioritizing women and conjugality in the historiography of African colonial soldiers, Militarizing Marriage historicizes how the subjugation of women was indispensable to military conquest and colonial rule across French Empire.

Military History · History | Africa | West · French History · Women’s Studies · African Studies · Social Science | Sociology | Marriage & Family

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Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

Poetry | American · Kentucky · Appalachia

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Isaac Murphy
I Dedicate This Ride
By Frank X Walker

A new collection of persona poems from award-winning poet Frank X Walker that tell the untold story of legendary African American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861–1896).

Poetry | American | African American · History | African American · Sports | Equestrian · American South

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, Walker’s groundbreaking first volume of poems.

Poetry | American | African American · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Appalachia · Kentucky · Appalachian Studies

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Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This classic, canonical work of African American and Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

Poetry | American | African American · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Appalachian Studies · Appalachia · Kentucky


That’s it for July. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at August.