LMU’s TSEHAI Publishers Launches Harriet Tubman Press for African-American Literature

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How will the next Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin or Toni Morrison find a place on our bookshelves and in our minds? 

Loyola Marymount University and TSEHAI Publishers announce the launch of the Harriet Tubman Press, a new source for African-American literature and academic works.

The creation of this new imprint will be announced Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 7 p.m., during a community discussion of African-American publishing hosted by Loyola Marymount University at the Vision Theater, 3341 West 43rd Place in Leimert Park. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the celebration of the 10th annual Leimert Park Village Book Festival, onSaturday, Aug. 20.

“We chose the name Harriet Tubman for several reasons,” said Elias Wondimu, who will be spearheading the new imprint, “to follow her example in paving a new path towards an equal and just society; in honor of our ancestors who endured so much to provide us our freedom; and to proclaim our commitment to document and share our stories to the world over.”

HTP will be the newest imprint of TSEHAI Publishers, which is housed in the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts at Loyola Marymount University. Until now, TSEHAI has specialized in publications about African politics, history, social justice and literature. HTP will provide a home to books that share stories by African-American writers and scholars about what is happening in the United States.

“Harriet Tubman Press will provide a new home for both established, as well as up and coming literary writers and scholars who strive to give authentic voice while chronicling the challenges and triumphs of their communities,” said Wondimu.

About Loyola Marymount University
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is ranked third in “Best Regional Universities/West” by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1911, LMU is the largest Jesuit, Catholic university in the Southwest, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. A comprehensive university, LMU offers 57 undergraduate majors and 51 minor programs, along with 43 master’s degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate, one doctorate of juridical science and 13 credential/authorization programs. LMU news and events are found at: www.lmu.edu/news.

About TSEHAI Publishers
TSEHAI Publishers was established with the sincere desire to make a difference in the world through curated information and indigenous knowledge production. By bringing current issues and missing historical links to the forefront of modern thought, TSEHAI aims to fill the void in today’s marketplace, reverse the brain drain, and the gentrification of stories in our industry. In less than twenty years, TSEHAI produced 110 books, 5 imprints, 2 academic journals and published former presidents, prime Ministers, Nobel Laureate, MacArthur and Pulitzer Prize winners, professors, and established and emerging writers. For more information, visit our website at www.tsehaipublishers.com

SOURCE: Loyola Marymount University