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This is an immensely unputdownable book. The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander Elizabeth Alexander shares the loss of her husband and the importance of love and family in her recent book, The Light of the World. Her first book represents the greatest of the spoken word generation. And I agree with every last one of them.

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Everything Good Will Come is a coming of age novel about a girl growing into a woman in postcolonial Nigeria and England. Jama is forced home to his native Somalia, the land of his nomadic ancestors.

You will find your mother and your sister, your cousin and your daughter. Half of a Yellow Sun will bring the experience of growing up West Africa closer to you, while also revealing all the things about being Black and oppressed that are universal. She works as a writer, editor, consultant, reviewer and broadcaster. Gigi faces death if she continues to dance. The novel begins in the early s when Tayo Ajayi meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of an ex-colonial officer.

We come from a long lineage of survivors. Featuring essays by cultural and thought leaders like Spike Lee, Angela Davis, bell hooks, and Haki Madhubuti, the book features insights on how we can improve the Black community.

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If you'd like to help us continue the work of uplifting the voices of women whose work too often goes unrecognized, consider supporting us on Patreon. Tropical Fish is a collection of linked short stories that explore the coming of age of three African sisters. You'll be reminded really quickly.

She is the perfect balance of literary literariness with relatable readability. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. We Black women actually are strong. This book holds the secrets of how several Black women came to know their sexual selves. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at an early age came to criticise what she perceived as inequalities between the sexes resulting from African traditions.

Teahouse of the Almighty by Patricia Smith Patricia Smith is one of the greatest poets alive, as there are very few who can balance performance and publication. Robinson's comprehensive guide to healing from sexual assault and abuse is a necessary resource for any Black woman who has been affected.

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Here, Black women explore being Black and health conscious. While this is predominantly a list of novels, there are some non-fiction, and poetry titles which just had to be on the list because of their contemporary or lasting impact. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand. Sarah inherited her maiden name Ladipo from her father who was born in Ibadan South West Nigeria in the late s.