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Black History Month Spotlight: ‘Counting the Tiger’s Teeth’

by Kasie Pleiness February 24, 2016

Throughout February, the University of Michigan Press will be featuring several titles for Black History Month. Counting the Tiger’s Teeth: An African Teenager’s Story narrates a crucial turning point in Nigerian history, the Agbekoya rebellion of 1968-70. After dropping out of high school in 1968, Toyin Falola joined a peasant rebellion in his home country of Nigeria. Counting the Tiger’s Teeth is Falola’s personal account of his experience with the rebellion, based on what he saw and heard, the activities he participated in, and what he suffered. The narrative provides unprecedented, even poetic, access to the social fabric and dynamic development of […]

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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2003-2008

by Mikala Carpenter August 14, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the first of […]

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The Guardian Praises Press Author’s African Memoir

by Shaun Manning November 4, 2011

Alexandra Fuller, writing for prominent British newspaper The Guardian, has selected Toyin Falola’s A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt: An African Memoir (University of Michigan Press, 2004) as one of the ten greatest memoirs to come out of Africa.

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