Praise for


“In Robinson’s majestic prose and sweeping historical vision, the tongues of Virginia Woolf, Gabriel García Márquez, and Toni Morrison blend to remind us that we can renew our souls in the eyes of ancestors who return to us in whatever way our lives demand.”
—Michael Eric Dyson, author of Can You Hear Me Now?

“Makeda teases, provokes, challenges, and illuminates the complex, painful, and joyous personal and collective journeys in search of family, identity, love, and place that define us.  Like the protagonist Makeda’s many incarnations, this haunting novel of return reminds us that we are all part of something far greater than ourselves, or this moment.”
—Jill Nelson, author of the New York Times best seller Volunteer Slavery

“Randall Robinson has done it again!  His new book, Makeda, is a soaring, wrenching, and compelling page-turner that is impossible to put down.  Makeda will give you not only a sense of history, but of the challenges that face people of African descent.”
—Charles Ogletree, author of The Presumption of Guilt

“Makeda is brilliant and path-breaking, filled with passion and compassion. It took hold in my heart and wouldn’t let go. A scholar and a poet uncompromisingly committed to justice, Randall Robinson is a rare and exquisite writer. This novel will burn in your brain long after you have left its haunting pages.”
—Susan L. Taylor, former editor in chief of Essence magazine

“Randall Robinson is not only a legendary freedom fighter, but also a towering public intellectual and powerful novelist. His fascinating new work, Makeda, has great mind, heart, and soul!”
—Cornel West, author of Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir

“Luminous and magical; in Makeda, Robinson has created a brilliant and well-imagined work.”
—Bernice L. Mcfadden, author of Glorious

“Rich and detailed . . . Makeda is a lively and irresistible story about family and the Coming-of-age of an intelligent black man in twentieth-century America. At once tender , intellectually daring, and emotionally unsettling, Makeda joins that short list of great American novels.”
—Kwame Dawes, author of She’s Gone

“I have always loved Randall Robinson, and with Makeda I love him more.”
—Bertice Berry, author of Redemption Song

“Above all is Robinson’s way with language; his development of characters who float mythically through a story of epic proportions.”
—Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin’s Harlem

“Robinson writes with erudition about strange and wonderful matters.”
—Kirkus Reviews

"...moments of of the finest novels of the year...a gifted story teller. Simply put, the man can write... We hope that Robinson has...more...stashed in a drawer waiting for hungry readers to devour.”

"...mesmerizing...written with passion and detail that illuminates the African and Black-American experiences.”
—The Network Journal

"...beyond ambitious and imaginative….well written and powerful.…breathtaking….weighted with romance and lovely, passionate prose.”
—New York Journal of Books

"...astounding….thought provoking, and highly engaging.”
—MostlyFiction Book Reviews

"...Eloquent and erudite, Robinson’s oft-times mystical coming-of-age saga teems with rich and evocative historical insights.”

"...Robinson’s new fiction release, MAKEDA, has been getting good reviews everywhere.”
—Authors in Color