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Strange Fruit, Volume I
Strange Fruit, Volume I

Strange Fruit, Volume I

Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History


176 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9781938486296

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (May 2014)
Chicago Review Press - Fulcrum

Price: $23.95


Strange Fruit Volume I is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the nine illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. From the adventures of lawman Bass Reeves, to Henry "Box" Brown's daring escape from slavery.

Author Biography

Joel Christian Gill is the chairman, CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stock holder, manager, co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior black correspondent, and janitor of Strange Fruit Comics. In his spare time he is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and member of The Boston Comics Roundtable. He received his MFA from Boston University and a BA from Roanoke College. His secret lair is behind a secret panel in the kitchen of his house (sold separately) in New Boston, New Hampshire where he lives with his wife, four children, talking dog, and two psychic cats.