A Few Books To Encourage You In National Buy A Book By A Black Author and Give It To Somebody Not Black Month

As I said in my last post, I came across this opinion piece in yesterday’s Washington Post. The one comment asked for recommendations of books. So I thought I would do a short list of books by black authors that might be of interest.

Douglass’ Women and Voodoo Season by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley (of Easy Rawlins fame)

Joplin’s Ghost by Tananarive Due

Cane River and Red River by Lalita Tademy

The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke (Carribean author and set in the Carribean)

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

This is a list to just get started. If you know someone who is into particular genre fiction (romance, horror, etc.) there are authors in those genres that I can point you to. 

Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “A Few Books To Encourage You In National Buy A Book By A Black Author and Give It To Somebody Not Black Month

  1. Dudley,
    The reason I didn’t mention any books by Toni Morrison is because lots of people, both black and white, know who she is.
    You will also notice that I didn’t mention Alice Walker or Terry McMillan either. All three of these authors have wide audiences, as well as having had movies made out of their books. (So has Walter Mosley, but he’s nowhere near as well known.)
    And since this was a short list, I didn’t add non-fiction or genre fiction either. This list was meant to be a starting point. Not the end.

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