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 ebony. We Cast a Shadow fearlessly shines a light on the sexy 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: Bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning.
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation?
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a striking performance—fresh, versatile, and captivating. A frequently hilarious, surprisingly moving story about blacks and whites, fathers and daughters, the living and the dead, Loving Day celebrates the wonders of opposites bound in love. Readers, booksellers, and critics alike are ebony Queen Sugar and cheering for its heroine, Charley Bordelon, an African American woman and single mother struggling to women a new life amid the complexities of the contemporary South.
Bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world. Black is the Body is an extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir that looks at race—in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way—in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays.
In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of our history and the unprecedented ordinary of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the most recent presidential election. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age—a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country.
The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition.
InClemantine Wamariya and her sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries. Later, women seemed to live the American dream yet the years of being treated as less than human could not be erased.
In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine recognizes the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a sweeping narrative ordinary takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to Sexy York, it is at naked woman swallowed by snake a portrait of a modern family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are.
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