READING LISTS

What Africanjujuism Is and Why You Should Read It

YA, literary

These books bring awareness to political struggles through religious beliefs that are not Eurocentric. That is the point of Africanjujuism.

6 Unforgettable Black Poetry Collections

classics

From the concrete heights of a North Peckham estate to the azure shores of the Zambezi River, these poetry collections are brilliant. 

15 Coming-of-Age Novels in English Translation

literary, translation

This list brings together the stories of Black youth from all four corners, moving away from the dominance of Anglophone voices.

10 Classic Epic Poems from the Black Atlantic

poetry

Here is a list that traces the history of the African diaspora, and literary styles through the (middle) passage of both people and ideas.

10 Classic Verse Novels

poetry

Enter the contemporary verse novel, a readable and accessible narrative form claimed by Black writers to tell representative stories about history, queerness, race, romance, coming of age, identity, and so much more.

7 Historical Fiction Novels out in 2021

historical fiction, recent

While Robert Jones Jr.’s The Prophets and Ladee Hubbard’s The Rib King have been released to much critical acclaim, here are 7 lesser-known historical fiction novels that could do with a bit more buzz.