Best Books on African American Studies (nonfiction)

best books on people of color throughout the diaspora
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message 1: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis I recommend that the subtitle of this list be changed. There are many people of color who are not African-American.


message 2: by Crystal (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:59AM) (new)

Crystal Chambers Thanks so much for this list. As an instructor, this has been a time saver for suggested readings. I would add Fire Next Time by James Baldwin & Black Anglo Saxons by Nathan Hare. Also consider adding Still Brave, edited by GuySheftall and others, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the The Combahee River Collective edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Charles Lembert's edited volume of Anna Julia Cooper's writings. I could suggest more, but this makes for a nice 115.


message 3: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Crystal wrote: "Thanks so much for this list. As an instructor, this has been a time saver for suggested readings. I would add Fire Next Time by James Baldwin & Black Anglo Saxons by Nathan Hare. Also consider add..."

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Ayokunle Not sure how to add books to the list (no submit button) so here's my recommendation.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
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Donna Davis The system found and removed 4 duplicates.


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