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  • The Comingby Daniel Black

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 4.24

    " The Coming is powerful. And beautiful...This is a work to be proud of."--Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner for Middle Passage Lyrical, poetic, and hypnotizing, The Coming tells the story of a people's capture and sojourn from their homeland across the Middle Passage--a traumatic trip that exposed the strength and resolve of the... more...

  • The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face... more...

  • Their Eyes Were Watching Godby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were... more...

  • Belovedby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not... more...

  • Devil in a Blue Dressby Walter Mosley

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Devil in a Blue Dress , a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse. Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war... more...

  • Queen Sugarby Natalie Baszile

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.33

    The inspiration for the acclaimed OWN TV series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, returning for season three on May 29th and 30th  “Smart and heartfelt and highly recommended.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of  The Jane Austen Book Club Readers, booksellers, and critics alike are embracing Queen Sugar and cheering for its heroine,... more...

  • The Darkest Childby Delores Phillips; Tayari Jones

    Soho Press 2005; US$ 7.25

    Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment,... more...

  • Americanahby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling novel—and one of Barack Obama’s summer reading picks—from the award-winning author of  We Should All Be Feminists  and  Dear Ijeawele . “From one of the world’s great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience... more...

  • Go Tell It on the Mountainby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 7.99

    “ Mountain ,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It On The Mountain , first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once... more...

  • Every Day Is for the Thiefby Teju Cole

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY DWIGHT GARNER, THE NEW YORK TIMES •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle |   NPR | The Root |  The Telegraph |  The Globe and Mail NATIONAL BESTSELLER • FINALIST, PHILLIS WHEATLEY BOOK AWARD • TEJU COLE WAS NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICANS OF THE YEAR... more...