Lists and Suggestions

List: Winter Reading: Black Authors

Bennett, Brit, author.

"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, s...

Hibbert, Talia, author.

Emerging from a life-threatening illness, a fiercely organized but unfulfilled computer geek recrui...

Jones, Tayari, author.

"Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the ro...

Noah, Trevor, 1984- author.

Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal ac...

Obama, Barack.

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a whit...

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-

"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in A...

Kendi, Ibram X., author.

"'The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dis...

Braithwaite, Oyinkan, author.

"Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian wom...

McMillan, Terry, author.

"After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figu...

James, Marlon, 1970- author.

"Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,' people s...

Reid, Kiley, author.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driv...

Mbue, Imbolo, author.

In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauff...

Weatherspoon, Rebekah, author.

"After a nasty divorce and a thousand mile move, Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are...

Arthurs, Alexia, author.

Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern universi...

Locke, Attica.

When the dead body of a young woman is found on the grounds of Belle Vie, the estate's manager...

Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- author.

From the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light and Brother, I'm Dying, a long-awaited...

Dennis-Benn, Nicole, author.

A Jamaican woman leaves her daughter behind to immigrate to New York, where the happier life she ex...

Cosby, S. A., author.

"A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the ...

Carty-Williams, Candice, 1989- author.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures a...

Bulawayo, NoViolet, author.

Follows ten-year-old Zimbabwe native, Darling, as she escapes the closed schools and paramilitary p...