African American Cultural Studies

Note: this list consist of many of the classic works by African American authors and intellectuals. There are a number of contemporary works of Black fiction that might be useful to the list. So feel free to add. I'm not a big reader of fiction these days.
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181 books · 57 voters · list created September 18th, 2009 by Bakari (votes) .
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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is not African-American, just African. Just FYI.

Is it okay to add works which are cultural studies of African American life and history, but not by black writers? I added two...they are important scholarly works and well known.


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