No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000

Edited by William Minter,
Gail Hovey, and Charles Cobb Jr.
Published by Africa World Press.
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New York City Book Party
October 20, 2007


Berkeley, CA. KPFA
"Africa Today" with Walter Turner
October 29, 2007 - audio archive available

Book Party, New York City, October 20, 2007

The first party to celebrate the publication of No Easy Victories was held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 during the 50th anniversary meeting of the African Studies Association. Activists from New York City joined others in town for the ASA meeting, packing the second floor of McGee's Pub on West 55th Street, a few blocks from the convention hotel.

Sponsored by Africa World Press, Solidarity Research and Writing LLC (the book editors), the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, and AfricaFocus Bulletin, the event brought together old and new friends spanning more than five decades of activism. Those present included Kassahun Checole, publisher of Africa World Press (AWP), AWP editor Damola Ifaturoti, designer Sam Saverance, editors Bill Minter and Gail Hovey, chapter author Walter Turner, and copyeditor Cathy Sunshine.

Also present were a number of activists who appear in the book: George Houser, Bill Sutherland, Jennifer Davis, Dumisani Kumalo, Annie King, Richard Knight, Mike Fleshman, Mia Adjali, Nunu Kidane, Cornelius Moore, Tami Hultman, Reed Kramer, and Stephanie Urdang ... and so many others that the pub approached and passed its legal capacity. Among those who attended, in addition to those already listed, were:

Suzette Abbott, Anna Barth, Herb Boyd, Rick Brown, Humberto Brown, Horace Campbell, Nevolia (Ayo) Ogletree, Fantu Cheru, Dan Connell, Vernyce Dannell, Bob Edgar & Leteane Monatsi, Gail Gerhart, Pat Hickman, Janet Hooper, Jean Houser, Gail Hovey, Jill Humphrey, Damola Itafuroti, Ntsiki Kabane-Langford, Nunu Kidane plus sisters Saba, Teresa, Marta, Aida & nieces/nephews, Betsy Landis, Tilden LeMelle, Margaret Lemelle, Kay Logan, Angelique Mahal, Mahmoud Mamdani, Henning Melber, Matt Meyer, Jim Mittelman, Cornelius Moore, Brian Murphy, Tom Nygren, James Oparia-Ekwaro, Scott Pennington, Kristin Peterson, Dave & Rudite Robinson, Chris Root, Joel Samoff, Sam Saverance, Betsy Schmidt, Ann Seidman, Judy Seidman, Kate Showers, Marcia Thomas, Carol Thompson, Stephanie Urdang, Kendra Urdang, Judith Van Allen, Bob Van Lierop, Roberta Washington, Muriel Watt, Dave Wiley, John Woodburn

Below is a small selection of photographs from the event. For more see http://www.flickr.com/photos/16962120@N08/sets/72157602784644844. If you can add to the list of names above, or identify yourself or others in the photographs who are not named, or if you have additional photographs of the event, we would be glad to hear from you to update this page. Please write to wminter@igc.org

From the Editorial Team

Gail Hovey

Gail Hovey, co-editor

Kassahun Checole, publisher; Sam Saverance, book designer; Damola Ifaturoti, in-house editor

Cathy Sunshine, Bill Minter

Cathy Sunshine, copyeditor, and Bill Minter, co-editor

Walter Turner

Walter Turner, author of chapter on the 1990s.


Bill Sutherland,Tami Hultman

Bill Sutherland, with Tami Hultman of AllAfrica.com

George Houser

And More

Dumisani Kumalo

Dumisani Kumalo

Mahmood Mamdani, Kassahun Checole, Fantu Cheru

Nunu Kidane,
Kassahun Checole

Nunu Kidane, Kassahun Checole

Cornelius Moore, Marcia Thomas

and more.

This page is part of the No Easy Victories website.