Best Fiction and Memoirs by Authors of Color

Works of fiction including novels, short stories, plays, etc. and memoirs written by non-white authors. Sequential art (i.e. manga/manhwa/manhua and comics/graphic novels) is eligible for this list, but please add only the first volume of a series--or the complete/collected work, if one is available--rather than multiple volumes of the same series.
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message 2: by Jain (new)

Jain Booklovinglady wrote: "The Three Musketeers (#12)?"

Now at #13, but yes, what about it?


message 3: by Booklovinglady (last edited Oct 10, 2019 07:42AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Jain
It's just that I never knew Alexandre Dumas to be an author of color.


message 4: by Jain (new)

Jain Booklovinglady wrote: "It's just that I never knew Alexandre Dumas to be an author of color."

His paternal grandmother was an Afro-Caribbean slave; the surname Dumas actually came from her. Although Alexandre Dumas was a celebrated and popular author in his own lifetime, there are also some very unpleasant stories about the discrimination he experienced in France due to his being one-fourth black.


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