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"If you don't know where you're going any road will get you there."

Dr. Bobby E. Wright 

 

 

Eso Won Bookstore is an  essential Los Angeles destination in the heart of historic Leimert Park. EsoWon has played host to a plethora of authors Neely Fuller,Jr., Frances Cress Welsing, Barack Obama, Elaine Brown, Bill Clinton, Michelle Alexander, John Henrik Clarke, Terry McMillan, Bill Cosby, Patti LaBelle, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, William Kuntsler, Yolanda King, Stokely Carmichael, Isabel Wilkerson, Rodney  King, Bebe Moore Campbell, BB King, Rachel Robinson, Amos Wilson, Cupcake Brown, Walter Mosley, Connie Rice, Berry Gordy, Jr.,  and the phenomenal woman herself Ms. Ruby Dee.

'EsoWon' (African for “water over rocks”) is a living  proverb as it provides fluid, safe, stirring opportunities that flow to a reservoir of knowledge for all people to experience.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

By Herb Boyd (Editor), Ron Daniels (Editor), Maulana Karenga (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780883783368
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Published: Third World Press - February 28th, 2012

Compiled as a response to Manning Marable's controversial new biography of Malcolm X, more than 30 noted scholars from the African American community offer their opinions on Marable's portrayal of the man whose short life still inspires speculation of what might have been.


$13.99
ISBN: 9780446198141
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 17th, 2011

Welcome to tiger country: the treacherous territory where a single wrong move by a brain surgeon can devastate-or end-a patient's life. This is the terrain world-renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black, MD, enters every day to produce virtual medical miracles. Now, in BRAIN SURGEON, Dr.


$18.00
ISBN: 9780312611682
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Published: Picador USA - September 27th, 2011

“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama

Foreword by President Barack Obama


$9.95
ISBN: 9780913543092
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Published: African American Images - August 1997

Shatters the myth of a blond-haired, blue-eyed Jesus and examines the psychological effect of the white image of Christ.


This history of the largest block women's organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), but also tells of the increasing involvement of black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America.


$19.99
ISBN: 9780060797362
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Published: Amistad Press - March 3rd, 2009

Heralded as a landmark achievement upon publication, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweeping narrative about a country and a crusader embroiled in the struggle against lynching—a practice that imperiled not only the lives of black men and women, but also a nation based on law and riven by race.


$20.00
ISBN: 9780674062115
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Published: Harvard University Press - November 30th, 2011

Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society.


By Shonda Buchanan (Editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781599070155
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Published: Tsehai Publishers - December 2006

An anthology like this has been a long time coming. For the last fifteen years, every place we come together, whether it was The World Stage, or someones party, a birthday gathering, a childs naming ceremony, a funeral or a home-going, whether it was a cement corner or Fifth Street Dicks (Richard Fultons place) backed up by a jazz band, we have always brought words.


$49.99
ISBN: 9781595476067
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Published: NuVision Publications - December 11th, 2008

ANCIENT EGYPT: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD - A WORK OF RECLAMATION AND RESTITUTION IN TWELVE BOOKS by GERALD MASSEY, AUTHOR OF "A BOOK OF THE BEGINNINGS" and "THE NATURAL GENESIS"


By John Henrik Clarke, Leonard Jeffries (Foreword by), Edward Scobie (Preface by)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781617590306
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Published: Eworld - August 2011

$23.00
ISBN: 9780684850047
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Published: Scribner Book Company - February 15th, 2005

Head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. Bestselling author. Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) is an American legend, one whose work as a civil rights leader fundamentally altered the course of history -- and our understanding of Pan-Africanism today.


$26.95
ISBN: 9789964702014
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Published: Afram Pubn - January 1979

The death of Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana, demonstrated a great irony: a man so much maligned and rejected in life, should be so praised and loved in death. The force of his personality, his convictions in the face of powerful opposition, and his vision for Ghana and a pan-Africa, are evident in his speeches.


ISBN: 9780901787316
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Published: Panaf - April 1st, 1973

By Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke (Translator)
ISBN: 9780061122415
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HarperOne - April 25th, 2006

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."


$25.00
ISBN: 9780929385228
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Published: Light Technology Publications - May 30th, 2005

Cooper, a former U.S. Naval intelligence briefing team member, offers this lucid, rational work that reveals secrets kept guarded by the American government since the 1940s, including the presence of UFOs, the facts behind the J.F.K. assassination, and more.


$19.99
ISBN: 9781604593600
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Published: Wilder Publications - May 11th, 2008

Presented here together for the first time are the greatest of the ancient Chinese classics of strategic thought: The Complete Art of War. Probably the most famous work of strategy ever written, Sun Tzu's Art of War has sold millions of copies in many languages around the world.


$24.00
ISBN: 9780140280197
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Published: Penguin Putnam - September 2000

Before "Mastery, "came "The 48 Laws of Power" the "New York Times" bestseller that started it all


ISBN: 9780976531708
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Published: C.W. Publishing - December 2004

ISBN: 9780933121195
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Published: Black Classic Press - December 5th, 1996

First published in 1886, this book has held its place as the classic work on the Moors in Spain: a scholarly, wonderfully readable and sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy.


$49.95
ISBN: 9780195198218
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 6th, 1975

Originally published in 1948 as Dieu d'Eau, this near-classic offers a unique and first-hand account of the myth, religion, and philosophy of the Dogan, A Sudanese people.


$19.95
ISBN: 9780883780305
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Published: Third World Press - February 1992

A widely read classic exposition of the history of Africans on the continent--and the people of African descent in the United States and in the diaspora--this well researched analysis details the development of civiliza.


$8.95
ISBN: 9780486445588
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Published: Dover Publications - September 13th, 2005

In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric"school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage.


$75.00
ISBN: 9780944092699
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Published: Twin Palms Publishers - January 2000

Frequently reissued with the same ISBN, but with slightly differing bibliographical details.


ISBN: 9780872864412
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Published: City Lights Books - April 2005

Selections from a lifetime of poetry by one of America's premier "word-musicians," this book is long overdue!