50 Amazing Books By Black Authors From The Past 5 Years | HuffPostThat's certainly true of race and power in America. Whether it's through thoughtful essays, gripping fiction, or haunting poems, contemporary black authors have been publishing a number of books that are shaping our conversations about race for readers of all ages. Read these classics of black literature next. Some books tackle larger issues like mass incarceration and police violence. Others offer intimate portraits of individual characters to showcase the world as experienced through different perspectives. But no matter the scope, black writers are using literature as a way to explore race and the effects of racism on the world around us. Without further ado, here are 14 books by black authors that are shaping our conversations about race.
15 BOOKS TO READ FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019
Some of the most beloved novels in recent memory are those by black authors—think Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad or the book-of-the-moment, Tayari Jones' An American Marriage. But while modern bookshelves have become more reflective of the diversity around us, such perspectives were not always welcomed with the same respect—or with any at all. In honor of Toni Morrison, we're celebrating authors who planted the seed for a more inclusive literary tradition—and thus paved the way for our favorite contemporary voices.
17 of the Best Books by Black Authors You Should Read in Your Lifetime
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by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. This electrifying, hallucinatory novel is at once a keen satire of surviving racism in America and a profoundly moving family story. We Cast a Shadow fearlessly shines a light on the violence we inherit, and on the desperate things we do for the ones we love. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.