No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000
Edited by William Minter,
Gail Hovey, and Charles Cobb Jr.
Published by Africa World Press.
New York City Book Party
Berkeley, CA. KPFA
Book Party, New York City, October 20, 2007
The first party to celebrate the publication of No Easy Victories was held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 during the 50th anniversary meeting of the African Studies Association. Activists from New York City joined others in town for the ASA meeting, packing the second floor of McGee's Pub on West 55th Street, a few blocks from the convention hotel.
Sponsored by Africa World Press, Solidarity Research and Writing LLC (the book editors), the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, and AfricaFocus Bulletin, the event brought together old and new friends spanning more than five decades of activism. Those present included Kassahun Checole, publisher of Africa World Press (AWP), AWP editor Damola Ifaturoti, designer Sam Saverance, editors Bill Minter and Gail Hovey, chapter author Walter Turner, and copyeditor Cathy Sunshine.
Also present were a number of activists who appear in the book: George Houser,
Bill Sutherland, Jennifer Davis, Dumisani Kumalo, Annie King, Richard Knight, Mike
Fleshman, Mia Adjali, Nunu Kidane, Cornelius Moore, Tami Hultman, Reed Kramer, and
Stephanie Urdang ... and so many others that the pub approached and passed
its legal capacity. Among those who attended, in addition to those already listed, were:
Suzette Abbott, Anna Barth, Herb Boyd, Rick Brown, Humberto Brown, Horace Campbell, Nevolia (Ayo) Ogletree, Fantu Cheru, Dan Connell, Vernyce Dannell, Bob Edgar & Leteane Monatsi, Gail Gerhart, Pat Hickman, Janet Hooper, Jean Houser, Gail Hovey, Jill Humphrey, Damola Itafuroti, Ntsiki Kabane-Langford, Nunu Kidane plus sisters Saba, Teresa, Marta, Aida & nieces/nephews, Betsy Landis, Tilden LeMelle, Margaret Lemelle, Kay Logan, Angelique Mahal, Mahmoud Mamdani, Henning Melber, Matt Meyer, Jim Mittelman, Cornelius Moore, Brian Murphy, Tom Nygren, James Oparia-Ekwaro, Scott Pennington, Kristin Peterson, Dave & Rudite Robinson, Chris Root, Joel Samoff, Sam Saverance, Betsy Schmidt, Ann Seidman, Judy Seidman, Kate Showers, Marcia Thomas, Carol Thompson, Stephanie Urdang, Kendra Urdang, Judith Van Allen, Bob Van Lierop, Roberta Washington, Muriel Watt, Dave Wiley, John Woodburn
Below is a small selection of photographs from the event. For more see http://www.flickr.com/photos/16962120@N08/sets/72157602784644844. If you can add to the list of names above, or identify yourself or others in the photographs who are not named, or if you have additional photographs of the event, we would be glad to hear from you to update this page. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Editorial Team
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