Fiction by Black Authors We Love

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Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead

From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s."Ray Carney was...

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Sorrowland

Rivers Solomon

A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict...

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The Snow Line

Tessa McWatt

Tessa McWatt's breathtaking new novel explores love and endurance in the face of change and violence, and how people find wholeness and belonging when...

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Black Buck

Mateo Askaripour

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The Death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine Named a Best Book of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, USA TODAY, Vanity...

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100 Boyfriends

Brontez Purnell

One ofVulture,LitHub, The Millions,andPaperback Paris's Most Anticipated Books of 2021, one ofCosmopolitan's 30 New LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2021...

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The Other Black Girl

Zakiya Dalila Harris

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America, Esquire, and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of...

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Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?

Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

"Modern and fresh...I adore Yinka" Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation Meet Yinka: a thirty-something, Oxford-educated, British...

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Book of Wings

Tawhida Tanya Evanson

In this sweeping, allusive novel, the celebrated poet, dervish, and oral storyteller Tawhida Tanya Evanson comes to terms with what it means to stand...

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Gutter Child

Jael Richardson

A fierce and illuminating debut from FOLD founder Jael Richardson about a young woman who must find the courage to determine her own future...

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Luster

Raven Leilani

One of the Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020Vogue, Elle, Time, The New York Times, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Vulture, Parade, USA Today, Literary Hub, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, Refinery29, The Rumpus, Book Riot, Thrilllist, Domino, PopSugar, The Kit, Elle Canada“Exacting, hilarious,...

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Milk Blood Heat

Dantiel W. Moniz

A livewire debut from Dantiel W. Moniz, one of the most exciting discoveries in today's literary landscape,Milk Blood Heat depicts the sultry lives of...

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The Prophets

Robert Jones, Jr.

"A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out...

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My Sister, the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite

"Pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan...This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember."--NEW YORK TIMES"The...

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Remote Control

Nnedi Okorafor

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter inRemote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula...

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Butter Honey Pig Bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi

Longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness. Butter Honey Pig...

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Memorial

Bryan Washington

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE SEASON BY: Wall Street Journal ?  Washington Post ? CBS Sunday Morning ?  Good Morning America ?  People ?  Time ?  New York Magazine ?  Buzzfeed ? Parade ? USA Today ? Esquire ?  Harper’s Bazaar ? Popsugar ?  Goodreads ?  Boston Globe ?  Minneapolis Star...

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The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of...

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The Gone Dead

Chanelle Benz

A TONIGHT SHOW SUMMER READS FINALISTAn electrifying first novel from "a riveting new voice in American fiction" (George Saunders): A young woman returns to...

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Unpublished City, The

Curated by Dionne Brand, this anthology features the work of 18 emerging Toronto talents writing about their city:Diana BiacoraDavid BradfordNicole ChinSimone DaltonDalton DerksonDoyali IslamLaboni...

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What We All Long For / Love Enough

Dionne Brand

Together in a single volume, two beloved novels by one of our most celebrated and important writers.Tuyen is an aspiring artist and the daughter...

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Queenie

Candice Carty-Williams

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT! “[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo...

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Patsy

Nicole Dennis-Benn

When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where...

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Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

Winner of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller PrizeA dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller Half-Blood BluesWhen two...

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Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” HonoreeShortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize One of the most anticipated and best reviewed...

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Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

“Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.”—Booker Prize...

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Telephone

Percival Everett

An astonishing new novel of loss and grief from “one of our culture’s preeminent novelists” (Los Angeles Times)Zach Wells is a perpetually dissatisfied geologist-slash-paleobiologist....

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There Is Confusion

Jessie Redmon Fauset

A rediscovered classic about how racism and sexism tests the spirit, ambition, and character of three children growing up in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem,...

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Daughters of Silence

Rebecca Fisseha

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Lakewood

Megan Giddings

A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta...

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Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

"Homegoing is an inspiration." —Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across...

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." —Neil Gaiman"Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesIn...

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The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

"A glorious fantasy."--Neil GaimanThree-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture,...

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How Long 'til Black Future Month?

N. K. Jemisin

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first collection of short fiction.N. K. Jemisin...

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The Healing

Gayl Jones

Gayl Jones's special gift is to shape experience and make it seem unshaped. -John Alfred Avant, The New RepublicGayl Jones's first novel, Corregidora, won...

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The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

*WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION*In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–and National Book Award–winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground...

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Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.Gifty...

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Accordéon

Kaie Kellough

Finalist for the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel AwardAccordéon is an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal--a city where...

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Dominoes at the Crossroads

Kaie Kellough

In Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough maps an alternate nation--one populated by Caribbean Canadians who hopscotch across the country. The characters navigate race,...

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Augustown

Kei Miller

PEN OPEN BOOK AWARD FINALISTONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Slate • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • Milwaukee Journal-SentinelMa Taffy may be blind but she sees...

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Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

New York Times BestsellerMilkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For...

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy

Nnedi Okorafor

Includes a brand-new Binti story!Collected for the first time in a trade paperback omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of...

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Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

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Boy, Snow, Bird

Helen Oyeyemi

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela...

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Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What is Not Yours is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel.Influenced by...

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Icarus Girl

Helen Oyeyemi

A sensation among readers around the world, The Icarus Girl is the beautifully written story of eight-year-old Jessamy “Jess” Harrison. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of...

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White is for Witching

Helen Oyeyemi

With distinct originality and grace and an extraordinary gift for making the fantastic believable, Helen Oyeyemi spins the politics of family and nation into...

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Me Dying Trial

Patricia Powell

From a major voice in Caribbean literature—this is a story of Gwennie Glaspole, a schoolteacher trapped in an unhappy marriage, fighting to resist Jamaican...

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The Missing American

Kwei Quartey

Accra private investigator Emma Djan's first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in...

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Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK "The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly...

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Frying Plantain

Zalika Reid-Benta

Kara Davis is a girl caught in the middle — of her Canadian nationality and her desire to be a “true” Jamaican, of her...

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We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

“An incisive and necessary” (Roxane Gay) debut for fans of Get Out and Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, about a father’s obsessive quest to protect...

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The Revisioners

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

This New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year is "a powerful tale of racial tensions across generations" (People) that explores the depths of women’s relationships—powerful women...

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Grand Union

Zadie Smith

The first ever collection of stories from the bestselling and beloved author of Swing Time and White TeethZadie Smith has established herself as one...

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Fate's Instruments

H. Nigel Thomas

Paul, an aspiring writer in his mid-twenties, marries Carlos, a boyfriend he lived with in Guatemala; brings him to Montreal, and looks forward to...

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No Safeguards

H. Nigel Thomas

No Safeguards, the first book in a trilogy, follows Jay's life from age six to twenty-six - and to a lesser extent that of...

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Better Never Than Late

Chika Unigwe

A timely collection of interconnected stories about the experiences of Nigerian migrants making their way in Europe, centred around Prosperous and her husband Agu,...

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A finalist for the Kirkus Prize,...

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Lot

Bryan Washington

One of Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year” "Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals"Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun“A...

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Fifteen Dogs

Andre Alexis

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness. WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS...

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Parable of the Talents

Octavia E. Butler

Originally published in 1998, this shockingly prescient novel's timely message of hope and resistance in the face of fanaticism is more relevant than ever.In...

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White Teeth

Zadie Smith

Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of...

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The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes...

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Remembrance

Rita Woods

Remembranceby Rita Woods is a breakout historical debut with modern resonance, perfect for the many fans ofThe Underground RailroadandOrphan Train.Remembrance…It’s a rumor, a whisper...

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Goliath

Tochi Onyebuchi

“Onyebuchi sets fire to the boundary between fiction and reality, and brings a crumbling city and an all too plausible future to vibrant life....

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