Great African American Short Story Collections
1 Before You Suffocate Your O...
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2 A Taste of Honey: Stories
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3 The Best of Simple
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4 All Aunt Hagar's Children
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5 Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
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6 Gorilla, My Love
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7 Some Soul to Keep
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8 Lost in the City
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9 In Love & Trouble: Stories ...
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10 Spunk: Selected Short Stories
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11 Trouble No More
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12 Rattlebone
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12 Free: And Other Stories
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14 Bloodchild and Other Stories
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15 You Are Free
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16 Slapboxing with Jesus
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17 The Women of Brewster Place
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18 Bloodline: Five Stories
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18 The Chronicles of a Crazy C...
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18 God's Gym: Stories
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21 All Stories Are True: The S...
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22 Big Picture
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23 Dr. King's Refrigerator: An...
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24 Elbow Room
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24 The Richer, the Poorer
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26 We Are Taking Only What We ...
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27 Wild Stars Seeking Midnight...
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28 Let the Dead Bury Their Dead
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29 You Can't Keep a Good Woman...
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29 Tales of the Out and the Gone
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31 Going to Meet the Man
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32 The Portable Promised Land:...
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33 I Got Somebody in Staunton:...
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34 Damned If I Do
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35 This Strange New Feeling: T...
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36 White Rat: Stories
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37 Soulcatcher: And other stories
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38 Let's Play White
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39 Eight Men: Short Stories
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40 Holding Pattern: Stories
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message 1: by Amber (new)

Amber Berry I KNOW there are more anthologies than this! I'll have to search for the one I read in the mid-1990s, which I especially enjoyed.


message 2: by Amber (new)

Amber Berry Oh, wait. Short story collections, with all the stories by the SAME author? I think the list should be expanded to include anthologies.


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Amber Berry Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction
by Terry McMillan (editor), John Edgar Wideman (Goodreads Author)


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Amber Berry Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction
by Terry McMillan (editor), John Edgar Wideman (Goodreads Author)


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