Cooking for civil rights

“Few chefs of African descent work at the pinnacle of our national haute cuisine today, yet their contributions to American kitchens and dining rooms have been definitive.” So argues Rafia Zafar, professor of English and of African-American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, in her new book “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning.”

Browse titles from Washington University’s faculty and alumni. Thoughtful. Diverse. Well researched. These books might just make it to your shelf, nightstand or coffee table.

Army of None

Army of None

Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Barry Bergey, Folk Masters

Folk Masters

A Portrait of America

Rafi Kohan, The Arena

The Arena

Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

book cover of Original Gangstas

Original Gangstas

The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

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Survivors Club

The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz