Whoever Wants Honey Must Brave the Bees: Forthcoming Books for 2017 by Authors of African Descent

Ku bëgg lem, ñeme yamb.
Lit: Whoever Wants Honey Must Brave the Bees.
Exp: If you want the reward, you must take the risk.
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WHO IS READY FOR ROUND FIVE?! The literary list for books (novels, short stories and poetry) scheduled for US publication in 2017 for those that seek to read stories from the black point of view. Authors of African descent only please. No hood lit, uban lit, erotica, urban lit, or self-published. English titles only.

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message 1: by Addy (new)

Addy The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was removed because this is an adult literary list, not young adult literary list.


message 2: by Addy (new)

Addy Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay was removed because this is not a list for non-fiction. Literary fiction ONLY please. Thanks!


message 3: by Addy (new)

Addy A Thin Line Between Love and Lust: A Poly Love Story by C.E. Long has been removed because it's self published and of the hoodlit/streetlit/erotica genre. Please only add middle/high brow novels, short stories, and poetry by the publishing industry (mainstream or indie) to the list. Nothing wrong with the self publish hoodlit books if this is your thing, but this is NOT the list for them. Please place them on the appropriate list.


message 4: by Kay (new)

Kay Addy wrote: "A Thin Line Between Love and Lust: A Poly Love Story by C.E. Long has been removed because it's self published and of the hoodlit/streetlit/erotica genre. Please only add middle/high brow novels, s..."

Can you remove Zo please? It is not written by a Black/African American author.


message 5: by Addy (new)

Addy Kay wrote: "Addy wrote: "A Thin Line Between Love and Lust: A Poly Love Story by C.E. Long has been removed because it's self published and of the hoodlit/streetlit/erotica genre. Please only add middle/high b..."

Removed. Sorry, I couldn't confirm whether the author was black/African-Americans so I placed it on thinking he may black/Africans. Thanks for alerting me.


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