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"The Coming is powerful. And beautiful...This is a work to be proud of." -- Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner for Middle Passage 

Lyrical, poetic, and hypnotizing, The Coming tells the story of a people's capture and sojourn from their homeland across the Middle Passage--a traumatic trip that exposed the strength and resolve of the African spirit. Extreme conditions produce extraordinary insight, and only after being stripped of everything do they discover the unspeakable beauty they once took for granted. This powerful, haunting novel will shake readers to their very souls.

"Part homage to the proud and diverse cultures of Africa, part nightmare of the people stolen from those lands, The Coming seduces us with poetry, then breaks our hearts, but ultimately inspires us to celebrate the indomitable soul of humanity." -- George Weinstein, author of Hardscrabble Road


Daniel Black is a native of Kansas City, Kansas, yet spent the majority of his childhood years in Blackwell, Arkansas. He is an associate professor at his alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he now aims to provide an example to young Americans of the importance of self-knowledge and communal commitment. He is the author of They Tell Me of a Home and The Sacred Place.


  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1250098629
  • ISBN-13: 9781250098627
  • Item Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 0.65 x 8.25 inches


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