“In Robinson’s majestic prose and sweeping historical vision, the tongues of Virginia Woolf, Gabriel García Márquez, and Toni Morrison blend to remind us that we can renew our souls in the eyes of ancestors who return to us in whatever way our lives demand.”—Michael Eric Dyson, author of Know What I Mean?
“Rich and detailed . . . Makeda is a lively and irresistible story about family and the coming-of-age of an intelligent black man in twentieth-century America. At once tender, intellectually daring, and emotionally unsettling, Makeda joins that short list of great American novels.” —Kwame Dawes, award-winning author of She’s Gone
“I have always loved Randall Robinson, and with Makeda I love him more.”
—Bertice Berry, author of Redemption Song
“Above all is Robinson’s way with language; his development of characters who float mythically through a story of epic proportions.”
—Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin’s Harlem
We missed the book signing this week at Hue Man, but our friend Malika Lee Whitney recommended it and we think she’s on point.