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State of the Nation:
Today's Cultural Connections & Divides


This Year You Write Your Novel

The Only True Race is the Human Race

From Generation to Generation:
Stories of Fathers and Sons


Has Change Come?
The Racial World of Obama's America



State of the Nation: Today's Cultural Connections & Divides    

The state of the world is all in how you look at it. With a keen eye for the poetry and trepidation of the world, author Walter Mosley has filled libraries with stories, essays, and ideas about where the world has been and where it is going. But the present also matters, and in State of the Nation, Mosley divulges where we are at right now, offering his insights into what keeps the society together and what is driving it apart.

This Year You Write Your Novel    

Fear can stop your pen in its tracks. But why let it stop you from telling your story? In This Year You Write Your Novel, author Walter Mosley helps you set a course, put pen to paper, and make the most of your year. The path to discovery is before you. It’s time to walk it.

The Only True Race is the Human Race    

The world has many different cultures, ideas, colors, and beliefs. And for generations, these differences have created conflict. They keep humanity separated, when really we’re more the same than we are different. With a simple, eloquent message, Walter Mosley has changed the conversation about race, because to him, there is only one: the human race.  

From Generation to Generation: Stories of Fathers and Sons    

Walter Mosley’s two acclaimed characters, Easy Rawlins and Leonid McGill, do more than solve mysteries. They offer readers a chance to see different time periods of the American landscape. Rawlins, on the beat in the Californian 60s, and McGill, a NY PI in the Clinton 90s, allow Mosley to write about the second half of the 20th century in great detail, giving both his and his father’s generation a voice.  

Has Change Come? The Racial World of Obama's America    

Change. It was a bold promise from President Barack Obama. In 2008, when Obama took office, he took to reversing many of the initiatives of the Bush administration. But is our society any different?
 
Walter Mosley looks at the social and political implications of Barack Obama’s America. What is “post-racial” society and do we live in one? Mosley confronts issues of race at the center of the Obama presidency and describes what that might mean for the country.

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