100+ Books by Black [African, Caribbean and American] Women. . .

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The full title of the article is “100+ Books by Black [African, Caribbean and American] Women That Should Be Essential Reading for Everyone.” Published by Corinne Sullivan for PopSugar, the article highlights books by Alexia Arthurs (How to Love a Jamaican), Edwidge Danticat (Krik? Krak!), Nicole Dennis-Benn (Here Comes the Sun), Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist), Naomi Jackson (The Star Side of Bird Hill), Jamaica Kincaid (Lucy), Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider), Zadie Smith (White Teeth), and Ibi Zoboi (American Street), among others. For all blurbs, go to PopSugar and click on each book cover or begin slideshow. [Thanks, Peter Jordens, for sharing this article!] Sullivan writes:

Diverse literature is more essential than ever in today’s current climate. Books are some of the best tools for developing tolerance and empathy, and few books are as rich and nuanced as those penned by black women. From memoirs to epics to essential sociological investigations, we’ve rounded up over 100 of the most important works written by black female authors over the past century, extending from Africa to the Caribbean to America and from the pre-Civil War era to the distant future. If you’re looking to diversify your reading list this year, here are 102 books by black women that we consider to be essential reading.

For full article, see https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Best-Books-Black-Women-45661327

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