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Celebrate Black History Month by Reading Black Authors

Books have allowed me to reimagine the world. I rediscovered my affinity for reading years back when I began my book club, Literature Noir. I realized my relationship with books when I was younger was great, however, I very rarely read books by authors who looked like me. As an adult, I'm intentional about the books I read, because Black literature matters. In this collection, you will find some of my favorite books of various genres, interviews, and Black literary advocates.

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    Dawoud Bey Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

    Dawoud Bey Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

    Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems met in Harlem in 1976 when both were twenty-three years old. For more than 45 years, the two photographers have …

    2024 Anticipated Releases By Black Authors
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    2024 Anticipated Releases By Black Authors

    READ ME:All books mentioned can be found in my Amazon Storefront if you would like to support me or you can still support me by getting audiobooks from my Li...

    There's Pain And Tragedy In 'Yellow Wife' — But Also Great Joy

    There's Pain And Tragedy In 'Yellow Wife' — But Also Great Joy

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    NPR - Denny S. Bryce

    Sadeqa Johnson's new novel, Yellow Wife, is a harrowing tale of the life of an enslaved woman in Virginia, beginning in the 1850s. A challenging read but beautifully told, this thought-provoking page-turner is also surprisingly uplifting. And at its core, Yellow Wife is also a story of motherhood and …

    ‘Giovanni’s Room’ Revisited (Published 2019)

    ‘Giovanni’s Room’ Revisited (Published 2019)

    James Baldwin’s 1956 novel is a layered exploration of queer desire — and of the writer’s own sense of self. Nobody wanted it. Certainly not the folks at Alfred A. Knopf, who published his first novel, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” in 1953. Back then, the young James Baldwin — he was just 28 when …

    De'Shawn Charles Winslow on his new novel 'Decent People'

    De'Shawn Charles Winslow on his new novel 'Decent People'

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    NPR - Scott Simon

    NPR's Scott Simon asks De'Shawn Charles Winslow about his new novel "Decent People," which is set in the same fictional North Carolina town as his widely praised debut. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: We're going to return now to West Mills, N.C. That's the setting of De'Shawn Charles Winslow's first novel called …

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