Gabrielle Pina, author of the novels Chasing Sophea and Bliss
“A haunting modern day tale of introspection, personal vigilance, and swift retribution. Donalson pens a vivid portrayal of women in power and crisis who dare to take control of that which threatens to destroy the very lives they endeavor to save—a riveting must read.”
Ben Guillory, Producing Artistic Director, Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles
"Shout certainly brings a tension and, at times, an ironic humor to the central conflict and builds slowly as the pressure mounts….Very smart writing fuels the argumentative discourse….Each character is skillfully given a specific voice about love, racism, interracial marriage and their views of the humanity of it all."
Eric Morago, Poet, author of What We Ache For and Feasting on Sky, and the Editor-in-Chief of Moontide Press
"Revelations is a poetry collection that sings of necessity and relevance. Whether he’s examining the madness of a mass shooting, or reflecting on a son’s proud love for his father, there is grace pressed between the pages of these poems. There is also wit, music, and hope."
Wilfred Samuels, Professor of English and African American Studies
"Communion is a rich, complex, and exciting novel that pulls readers into the very heartbeat of the post-modern world of late twentieth century America, where its diverse characters—seemingly by chance or fate—gather together, intertwining their complex and multifaceted lives in interesting, surprising, and emotionally charged ways…a true celebration of life."
Andrew Gordon, Professor, co-author of Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness
"Hip Hop in American Cinema is a pioneering study of the marriage of hip hop and gangsta rap with Hollywood, carefully considering the cultural, political, and business aspects of this important and often controversial musical phenomenon."
Bakari Kitwana, author of Why White Kids Love Hip Hop
"Must-Reading for anyone seeking to understand the crucial intersection of politics, Media, And race."
Bill Duke, director of The Cemetery Club, Sister Act 2, and Hoodlum
"Mr. Donalson’s book is a well-thought-out, well-written overview of the contributions and thinking of major black directors. It shows the talent, diversity, and insight of some of America’s most talented filmmakers and salutes their unrecognized efforts.Bill Duke, director of The Cemetery Club, Sister Act 2, and Hoodlum"