urban folk books (ufb) was established in 2012 when it published, 'Frederic Leon', the first novel by author anthony dwight peebles. in peebles' 2nd work, 'letters from the cosmos', (unavailable) ufb continues to dedicate itself to publishing great works of writing by people of color. and more specifically, publishing writings of anthony dwight peebles/khalil anthony peebles. published in 2017, khalil anthony peebles' 3rd work, I WAS DROWNING THEN I BECAME WATER: mantras, musings and get-on ups! is a celebration of the human spirit. This collection of meditations is a seminal work for urban folk books. there is a continuum of excellence in our word.