Building MahoganyBooks is an absolute labor of love. We’ve done so for several years because of our commitment to books, community, and providing a space where people of the African Diaspora can feel safe, supported, and nurtured in literature. Although our journey has been slow the results are profound in the relationships and opportunities we’ve been able to develop and support. So having MahoganyBooks profiled on Blavity is just one more reminder that what we are creating and the service we’re providing are needed and appreciated.
Thanks to Rey Evans and the Blavity team for featuring us on your site. What’s even more exciting is that the article about MahoganyBooks ranked highly enough on their website to be included in their Monday newsletter. Below are the first few paragraphs of Rey’s article…
It’s not uncommon to walk into a bookstore in your city looking for books about black culture or written by black authors only to find they don’t have what you need in stock. Not even on the very bottom shelf in the inventory closet.
We can’t even depend on the public school textbooks to provide our youth with an accurate recollection of black history, at least not one that we would consider too neat and politically correct.
When Derrick and Ramunda Young saw a need for more black literature in the D.C. area, they felt it was their obligation to take the opportunity to curate the black experience in their city and nationwide.
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