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.

5 Fun Facts with Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

chick lit, women's fiction

From the blog post that inspired her to Yinka’s abiding love for her local chicken shop, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn gives us five fun facts about one of the first Black British romantic comedies.

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. 

Shadow Forward: A Review of My Monticello

short stories, literary

My Monticello pulsates the contemporary moment’s terror and uncertainty. Who and what are we the product of, and what is the future of this current birthing?