By Kiini Ibura Salaam

Aqueduct Press is happy to announce the discharge of historic, old, a suite of brief fiction by way of Kiini Ibura Salaam, as a exchange paperback. Acclaimed writer and critic Nalo Hopkinson writes, “Salaam treats phrases just like the seductive guns they're. She wields them to weave fierce, attractive tales that stroke your sensibilities, problem your preconceptions, and depart you breathless with their beauty.” certainly, Ms. Salaam's tales are so permeated with sensuality that during her advent to old, historic, Nisi scarf, writer of the award-winning filter out apartment, writes, “Sexuality-cum-sensuality is the experiential hyperlink among brain and subject, the brilliant and everlasting refutation of the alleged dichotomy among them. This figuring out is the basis of my 2004 pronouncement at the burgeoning sexuality implicit in sf's Afro-diasporization. it's the center of many African-based philosophies. And it's the throbbing, glistening center of Kiini's physique of labor. This publication is alive. Be now not afraid.”

A new voice within the box, Ms. Salaam, as Jack Womack writes, “deserves to be regarded as one in every of today's such a lot promising modern style writers. With writing that demanding situations assumptions on gender, the character of fable, the makes use of of fable and masses extra, she deals the readers tales that they are going to now not quickly overlook. [Ancient, historical is] a wonderful advent to a wonderful writer.”

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McGough, a Gimbels buyer from Philadelphia, except his experience was more disturbing. His porthole was open, and as the berg brushed by, chunks of ice fell into the cabin. Like Mr McGough, most of the Titanic’s passengers were in bed when the jar came. On this quiet, cold Sunday night a snug bunk seemed about the best place to be. But a few shipboard diehards were still up. As usual, most were in the first-class smoking-room on A deck. And as usual, it was a very mixed group. Around one table sat Archie Butt, President Taft’s military aide; Clarence Moore, the travelling Master of Hounds; Harry Widener, son of the Philadelphia streetcar magnate; and William Carter, another Main Liner.

Peacetime conscription in Britain and the United States had created a generation ready to laugh at all things military, as reflected in films such as Private’s Progress and television characters like Sergeant Bilko, which showed soldiers as essentially lazy and corrupt. The public was ready for new heroes and legends, or for older ones to be revived. Even so, as the New York Times reviewer commented in 1955, there were already fifty books on the Titanic disaster in the Library of Congress, including four novels and six books of verse.

Whatever the reviewers might think, the book sold very well and made Lord’s reputation as a storyteller. It was filmed in 1958 with the highly popular British star Kenneth More in the role of Second Officer Charles Lightoller. The book helped to establish the idea of reporting a dramatic event through the accounts of ordinary people involved, which was used, for example, by Cornelius Ryan in The Longest Day. And it put the ageing story of the Titanic back in the forefront of the public consciousness.

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