New book subscription service seeks to expand, provide access to the varying Black experience
In an effort to diversify the bookshelves of literature connoisseurs, Derick Brewer and Zellie Imani launched Noir Reads this week.
The subscription service delivers two to three fiction and nonfiction book selections from writers throughout the diaspora monthly. The service already has 100 subscribers and has sold nearly half of the 200 boxes they’ve prepared for their launch.
“Our aim was to create a resource comprised of narratives on the Black experience and the multiplicity of Blackness,” Imani told The Huffington Post.
On Feb. 6, first-time subscribers will find Angela Davis’ Freedom Is A Constant Struggle and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation in Noir Reads’ inaugural box.
Imani said these particular works were selected in part for their relevance given today’s current political climate.
“With a looming Trump presidency, we wanted books to help readers navigate this racist political landscape and offer ways to move forward,” Imani said. “The books can help us process these issues in an efficient way.”
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