Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education in Africa

Written by Fabrice Jaumont
A nuanced analysis of a US-led initiative of uncommon ambition featuring seven foundations committed to strengthen capacity in higher education in Sub-Saharan African universities. Putting new philanthropic trends into historical perspective, the author examines the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the novel context in which philanthropy operates today. READ MORE

Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Written by Philippe Girard | Basic Books | November 22, 2016
The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history. READ MORE

Good Morning, City

Written by Pat Kiernan & illustrated by Pascal Campion | Farrar, Strauss and Giroux | November 15, 2016
It's dark and quiet.The moon still glimmers in the sky. While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through the tree branches. Wake up, city! There is much to be done in neighborhoods all across the metropolis. As the morning gets brighter, the city streets bustle with people ready to start the day. READ MORE

Paul and Antoinette

Written by Kerascoët| Enchanted Lion Books | November 15, 2016
Paul likes flower arranging, Antoinette likes mud... As siblings, they're stuck with each other, but could either really live without the other? READ MORE

Givenness and Revelation

Written by Jean-Luc Marion | Translated by Stephen E. Lewis

Givenness and Revelation represents both the unity and the deep continuity of Jean-Luc Marion's thinking over many decades.

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The World of Edena

Written by Moebius

Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse puts the work of a master storyteller back in print—with some material in English for the first time! Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen trying to find a lost space station and its crew. What they discover about the universe and themselves on the mythical paradise planet Edena, though, changes their lives forever.

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Lost profiles: Mémoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism

Written by Philippe Soupault | City Lights | November 2016
Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic—"Lost Profiles" is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by co-founder of the surrealist movement. READ MORE

The Unknown Huntsman

Written by Jean-Michel Fortier | QC Fiction | November 1, 2016
There’s no shortage of intrigue in this offbeat debut novel by Jean-Michel Fortier: an unnamed village, a strange and anonymous narrator, an unsolved murder, a mysterious huntsman, and a wisdom tooth extraction gone terribly wrong. READ MORE

ELVIS

Written by Philippe Chanoinat and Fabrice Le Henanff | Translated by Joe Johnson

Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single "That's All Right". Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of "The King's" humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom.  It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog.

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Ariol Vol. 9 The Teeth of the Rabbit

Written by Emmanuel Guibert | Illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Bouncer, Ariol’s rabbit classmate, is the best one at sports (even if he wears a dental device). That’s just one typical detail you’ll discover in the latest all-new collection of twelve delicately delightful Ariol stories. READ MORE

Notes on the Cinematograph

Written by Robert Bresson | Translated by Jonathan Griffin | Introduction by J.M.G Le Clézio

The French film director Robert Bresson was one of the great artists of the twentieth century and among the most radical, original, and radiant stylists of any time. He worked with nonprofessional actors—models, as he called them—and deployed a starkly limited but hypnotic array of sounds and images to produce such classic works as A Man Escaped, Pickpocket, Diary of a Country Priest, and Lancelot of the Lake. From the beginning to the end of his career, Bresson dedicated himself to making movies in which nothing is superfluous and everything is always at stake.

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Bresson on Bresson: Interviews, 1943–1983

Written by Robert Bresson | Translated by Anna Moschovakis

Robert Bresson, the director of such cinematic master-pieces as Pickpocket, A Man Escaped, Mouchette, and L’Argent, was one of the most influential directors in the history of French film, as well as one of the most stubbornly individual: He insisted on the use of nonprofessional actors; he shunned the “advances” of Cinerama and Cinema-Scope (and the work of most of his predecessors and peers); and he minced no words about the damaging influence of capitalism and the studio system on the still-developing

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