Black Literature

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This selected Literature List includes the following categories:
  • ANTHOLOGIES                             
  • LITERARY BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY                       
  • FICTION (Genres: Novels, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Short Stories)
  •  POETRY 

African Heritage: An Anthology of Black African Personality and Culture, Jacob Drachler, Editor
American Negro Folktales, Richard M. Dorson, Editor
Book of Negro Folklore, Langston Hughes & Arna Bontemps, Editors
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Fiction, Terry McMillan, Editor
Broken Utterances: A Selected Anthology of 19th Century Black Women's Social Thought, Michelle Diane Wright, Editor
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writers, Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, Editors
I Know What the Red Clay Looks Like, Rebecca Carroll, Editor
Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women, 1850-1960, Mary Helen Washington, Editor

Elizabeth Alexander The Black Interior
James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son
Stanley Crouch Notes of a Hanging Judge
Gerald Early, Series Editor and Debra J. Dickerson, Guest Editor
    Best African American Essays 2009
June Jordan Technical Difficulties
Audre Lorde Zami, Sister Outsider, Undersong SOLD
Ishmael Reed Shrovetide in Old New Orleans

Maya Angelou Gather Together in My Name
James Baldwin Baldwin’s Harlem by Herb Boyd
Ralph Ellison Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
Moss Hart Act One: An Autobiography
Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks on a Road
Richard Wright
   Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
   Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius by Margaret Walker

Mari Evans Black Women Writers 1950-1980
Donald B. Gibson, Editor
   Five Black Writers: Essays on Wright, Ellison
   Baldwin, Hughes and LeRoi Jones
Genevieve Fabre and Robert O'Meally, Editors
   History & Memory in African American Culture SOLD

Michael Popkin Modern Black Writers, Library of Literary Criticism
Alan Dundes, Editor
   Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in
   the Interpretation of African American Folklore SOLD

Edward Margolies, Editor
   Native Sons: A Critical Study of Twentieth Century
   Negro American Authors
Addison Gayle
   The Way of the New World:
   The Black Novelist in America


Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
Tina McElroy Ansa You Know Better
James Baldwin Another Country
Bebe Moore Campbell Brothers and Sisters
Barbara Chase-Riboud Sally Hemings
Buchi Emecheta
   The Family: A Novel
   The Joys of Motherhood
Chester Himes If He Hollers Let Him Go
Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God
Charles Johnson Middle Passage
Melvin Kelley A Different Drummer
Paule Marshall The Chosen Place, The Timeless People
Terry McMillan
   Disappearing Acts
   How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Walter Mosley
   Blonde Faith
   RL's Dream
Gloria Naylor
   Mama Day
   The Men of Brewster Place
Ann Petry The Narrows
Caryl Phillips Crossing the River
Dorothy Porter The Living is Easy
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo SOLD
Brent Wade Company Man
Alice Walker
   The Third Life of Grange Copeland
John Edgar Wideman Reuben
John Williams The Man Who Cried I Am
Harriet E. Wilson Our Nig
Richard Wright Native Son

Stephen Carter
   New England White
   The Emperor of Ocean Park
Walter Mosley
   Gone Fishin'

Octavia E. Butler
   Mind of My Mind SOLD

   Parable of the Sower

Uwem Akpan Say You're One of Them
J. California Cooper The Matter is Life
Langston Hughes & Gloria Naylor, Editors
   The Best Short Stories by Black Writers 1967-1995
Richard Wright Uncle Tom’s Children

Dudley Randall, Editor The Black Poets: A New Anthology
Naomi Long Madgett Adam of Ife
Arnold Rampersad
 The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry

Elizabeth Alexander The Venus Hottentot
Maya Angelou
   I Shall Not Be Moved
   Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
Gwendolyn Brooks Selected Poems
Lucille Clifton Good Woman
Sterling Brown
   The Collected Poems of Sterling Brown / Michael Harper, Ed.
Henry Dumas Knees of a Natural Man
Nikki Giovanni Black Feeling Black Talk Black Judgement
James Weldon Johnson God's Trombones SOLD

Alice Walker
   Her Blue Body
   Horses Make A Landscape Look More Beautiful SOLD