Yesterday's Links and Things post from Matt Staggs features the following entry:
Interesting old interview (2005) with “Imaro” author Charles R. Saunders, a black author of swords & sorcery fiction
Until I read the interview, I had never heard of Imaro. I had never heard of Charles Saunders.
I must read this book.
Looks like Night Shade reprinted the first two volumes in the trilogy.