Popular Black Authors Books

Popular Black Authors Books (showing 1-50 of 922)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.11 — 274,109 ratings — published 1970
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Kindred Kindred (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.12 — 42,862 ratings — published 1979
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.82 — 191,008 ratings — published 1937
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.13 — 418,686 ratings — published 1982
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The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.96 — 115,420 ratings — published 1970
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.17 — 71,732 ratings — published 2013
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The Souls of Black Folk The Souls of Black Folk (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.17 — 23,020 ratings — published 1903
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Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
by (shelved 9 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.14 — 28,336 ratings — published 1993
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Push Push (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.81 — 47,233 ratings — published 1996
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Song of Solomon Song of Solomon (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.95 — 65,869 ratings — published 1977
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Sula Sula (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.82 — 39,344 ratings — published 1973
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Cheaters Cheaters (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.14 — 7,045 ratings — published 1999
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.70 — 253,298 ratings — published 1987
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Friends and Lovers Friends and Lovers (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.16 — 8,504 ratings — published 1997
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Invisible Man Invisible Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.79 — 146,466 ratings — published 1952
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Fledgling Fledgling (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.92 — 13,528 ratings — published 2005
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Go Tell It on the Mountain Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.97 — 40,724 ratings — published 1953
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Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins #1) Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins #1)
by (shelved 6 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.94 — 12,860 ratings — published 1990
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Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1) Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1)
by (shelved 6 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.23 — 11,673 ratings — published 1980
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Milk in my Coffee Milk in my Coffee (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.00 — 6,463 ratings — published 1998
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Black Boy Black Boy (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.97 — 38,835 ratings — published 1945
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.25 — 131,812 ratings — published 1965
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Purple Hibiscus Purple Hibiscus (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.02 — 26,130 ratings — published 2003
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Addicted Addicted (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.31 — 18,473 ratings — published 1998
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Giovanni's Room Giovanni's Room (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.17 — 27,177 ratings — published 1956
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My Soul to Keep (African Immortals, #1) My Soul to Keep (African Immortals, #1)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.24 — 5,204 ratings — published 1997
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The Other Woman The Other Woman (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.24 — 6,915 ratings — published 2003
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Another Country Another Country (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.30 — 9,808 ratings — published 1962
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Naughty or Nice Naughty or Nice (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.00 — 3,717 ratings — published 2003
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Between Lovers Between Lovers (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.09 — 5,051 ratings — published 2001
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Tar Baby Tar Baby (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.88 — 16,091 ratings — published 1981
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Love Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.68 — 8,633 ratings — published 2003
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A Mercy A Mercy (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.61 — 20,055 ratings — published 2008
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The Heart of a Woman  The Heart of a Woman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.17 — 20,242 ratings — published 1981
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Waiting to Exhale Waiting to Exhale (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.92 — 10,695 ratings — published 1992
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Sister, Sister Sister, Sister (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.10 — 5,756 ratings — published 1996
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Twelve Years a Slave Twelve Years a Slave (ebook)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.10 — 46,442 ratings — published 1853
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Half of a Yellow Sun Half of a Yellow Sun (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.22 — 47,574 ratings — published 2006
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Nervous Nervous (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.38 — 10,157 ratings — published 2003
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How to Be Black How to Be Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.83 — 9,586 ratings — published 2012
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On Beauty On Beauty (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.63 — 49,500 ratings — published 2005
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Silver Sparrow Silver Sparrow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.73 — 14,219 ratings — published 2011
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A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.63 — 39,131 ratings — published 1959
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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.55 — 202,832 ratings — published 1958
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A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.88 — 42,083 ratings — published 1993
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Genevieve Genevieve (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 4.06 — 5,043 ratings — published 2005
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as black-authors)
avg rating 3.97 — 5,819 ratings — published 2000
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Brandi L. Bates
“THE NEXT DAY WAS RAIN-SOAKED and smelled of thick sweet caramel, warm coconut and ginger. A nearby bakery fanned its daily offerings. A lapis lazuli sky was blanketed by gunmetal gray clouds as it wept crocodile tears across the parched Los Angeles landscape.
When Ivy was a child and she overheard adults talking about their break-ups, in her young feeble-formed mind, she imagined it in the most literal of essences. She once heard her mother speaking of her break up with an emotionally unavailable man.

She said they broke up on 69th Street. Ivy visualized her mother and that man breaking into countless fragments, like a spilled box of jigsaw pieces. And she imagined them shattered in broken shards, being blown down the pavement of 69th Street.

For some reason, on the drive home from Marcel’s apartment that next morning, all Ivy could think about was her mother and that faceless man in broken pieces, perhaps some aspects of them still stuck in cracks and crevices of the sidewalk, mistaken as grit.

She couldn’t get the image of Marcel having his seizure out of her mind. It left a burning sensation in the center of her chest. An incessant flame torched her lungs, chest, and even the back door of her tongue.

Witnessing someone you cared about experiencing a seizure was one of those things that scribed itself indelibly on the canvas of your mind. It was gut-wrenching. Graphic and out-of-body, it was the stuff that post traumatic stress syndrome was made of.”
Brandi L. Bates, Remains To Be Seen

THE STRANGER
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