Memoirs by Black authors we love!

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Zadie Smith

Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear-sighted...

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They Said This Would Be Fun

Eternity Martis

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for NonfictionNominated for the Evergreen AwardA powerful, moving memoir about what it's like to be a...

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Dear Senthuran

Akwaeke Emezi

FEATURED ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE AS A 2021 NEXT GENERATION LEADER“A once-in-a-generation voice.” – Vulture “One of our greatest living writers.” –...

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Wow, No Thank You.

Samantha Irby

A Vintage Paperback Original.A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable...

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Ian Williams

A FINALIST FOR THE 2021 HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Bestselling, Scotiabank Giller Award-winning writer Ian Williams brings fresh eyes and new insights...

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Among Flowers

Jamaica Kincaid

In this travel memoir, the acclaimed novelist Jamaica Kincaid chronicles a three-week trek through Nepal, the spectacular and exotic Himalayan land, where she and...

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Audre Lorde

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature...

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The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil...

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Samantha Irby

*A New York Times Bestseller*Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real...

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Somebody's Daughter

Ashley C. Ford

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNBCC John Leonard Prize Finalist“This is a book people will be talking about forever.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times...

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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Hanif Abdurraqib

"A Best Book of 2017" —NPR,Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune,Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily*American Booksellers...

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The Beauty in Breaking

Michele Harper

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA New York Times Notable BookLOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK“Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” —The New York Times...

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise,...

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Roxane Gay

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your...

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