Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood
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About the Author
Fatima Shaik, a former professor and journalist, is a trustee of PEN America and author of six previous short story collections and young adult novels. Economy Hall is her first nonfiction work.
Journalist and novelist Shaik blows the dust off the ancient records of an African American society, revealing a forgotten past.... A lively, readable story that nicely complicates the view of racial and ethnic relations in the South of old.--Kirkus, starred review
In Economy Hall, Fatima Shaik has taken mere stick figures of American history and brought them to life as wise, vulnerable, determined men. This is a much-needed and long-awaited work.--Lolis Eric Elie, writer for the HBO series Treme