ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (3/5-3/10)

Yesterday, the KU student senate voted and approved funding for a separate, multicultural student government.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me named the KU Common Book for the 2016-17 school year. The book won the 2015 National Book Award for non-fiction.

In honor of Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day earlier this week, read Book Riot’s 115 reading recommendations for books by women.

Poetry Foundation has created a list of poems written by women in Honor of Women’s History Month.

Ta-Nehisi Coates named a finalist for the best work of criticism in one of the National Books Critics Circle’s annual prizes.

Swann Auction Galleries is selling a collection of rare photos and documents dating from colonialism in Africa through the civil rights era. 

This week, Amazon announced the location of its second physical bookstore. The online retail giant now seeks to make a name for itself in the physical retail market. Not surprisingly, many physical book chains are upset, fearing a loss of business due to the giant’s move. Amazon’s move attempts to capitalize on the stabilization of the physical book market following its initial decline after the introduction of e-books.