Thursday, February 05, 2009

Celebrate Black History Month with a Novel

If you can’t make it to Faulk Central to browse the Contemporary Black Fiction display on the first floor, please use the shortened list below to find a new author to try. The list includes “Urban Fiction” (also know as “Street Fiction”) which is one of the fastest growing genres. Authors who write greatl novels about African American history are Toni Morrison, Edward P. Jones, Caryl Phillips, James McBride and Lalita Tademy.

Family and Relationships
Connie Briscoe
Tajuana Butler
Eric Jerome Dickey
Bebe Moore Campbell
La Jill Hunt
Marita Golden
Brenda Jackson
Margaret Johnson-Hodge
Sandra Kitt
Mary B. Morrison
Terry McMillan
Evelyn Palfrey
Kayla Perrin
Martha Southgate

Stephen L. Carter
Pearl Cleage
David Anthony Durham
Edwidge Danticat
Percival Everett
James McBride
Edward P. Jones
Paule Marshall
Toni Morrison
Gloria Naylor
ZZ Packer
Caryl Phillips
Lalita Tademy
Alice Walker
Colson Whitehead

Eleanor Taylor Bland
Stephen L. Carter
Gar Anthony Haywood
Yolanda Jo
Barbara Neely
Hugh Holton
Walter Mosley
Valerie Wilson Wesley
Paula Woods

Urban Fiction
Chris Abani
Michael Baisden
J. California Cooper
E. Lynn Harris
Donald Goines
Sister Soujah
Vickie Stringer
Nikki Turner
Carl Weber
John Wideman

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