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The Crown Ain't Worth Much

The Crown Ain’t Worth Much

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Thief in the Interior

Thief in the Interior

Phillip B. Williams

Rapture

Rapture

Sjohnna McCray

Third Voice

Third Voice

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Bestiary

Bestiary

Donika Kelly

Play Dead

Play Dead

Francine J. Harris

Another Day in the Death of America

Another Day in the Death of America

Gary Younge

In The Wake

In The Wake: On Blackness and Being

Christina Sharpe

The Social Life of DNA

The Social Life of DNA

Alondra Nelson

Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso

Kali Nicole Gross

The Firebrand and the First Lady

The Firebrand and the First Lady

Patricia Bell-Scott

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

Swing Time

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

The Book of Harlan

The Book of Harlan

Bernice L. McFadden

The Loss of All Lost Things

The Loss of All Lost Things

Amina Gautier

The Mother

The Mother

Yvvette Edwards

Damnificados

Damnificados

JJ Amaworo Wilson

Born on a Tuesday

Born on a Tuesday

Elnathan John

Blackass

Blackass

A. Igoni Barrett

Lewis Poetry

Voyage of the Sable Venus

Robin Coste Lewis

Jackson, A. Poetry

It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time

Angela Jackson

Hayes Poetry

How to be Drawn

Terrance Hayes

Gay Poetry

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Ross Gay

Francis Poetry

Forest Primeval

Vievee Francis

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Honest Engine

Kyle G. Dargan

Watkins Nonfiction

The Beast Side

D. Watkins

Washington Nonfiction

Infectious Madness

Harriet A. Washington

Stodghill Nonfiction

Where Everybody Looks Like Me

Ron Stodghill

Newkirk Nonfiction

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

Pamela Newkirk

Horne Nonfiction

Confronting Black Jacobins

Gerald Horne

Alexander Nonfiction

The Light of the World

Elizabeth Alexander

Phillips Fiction

The Lost Child

Caryl Phillips

Okparanta Fiction

Under the Udala Trees

Chinelo Okparanta

Johnson Fiction

Welcome to Braggsville

T. Geronimo Johnson

Hannaham Fiction

Delicious Foods

James Hannaham

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The Turner House

Angela Flournoy

Beatty Fiction

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

Obioma Debut Fiction

The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma

Jackson, N. Debut Fiction

The Star Side of Bird Hill

Naomi Jackson

Faye Debut Fiction

Mourner’s Bench

Sanderia Faye

There Was A Country

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

Chinua Achebe

Angels Make Their Hope Here

Angels Make Their Hope Here

Breena Clarke

We Didn't Know Any Gangsters

We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters   

Brian Gilmore

The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon

The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon   

Willie Perdomo

Revising the Storm

Revising the Storm 

Geffrey Davis  

Not for Everyday Use

Not for Everyday Use   

Elizabeth Nunez

Malcolm X at Oxford Union

Malcolm X at Oxford Union 

Saladin Ambar

Losing Our Way

Losing Our Way  

Bob Herbert

King Me

King Me    

Roger Reeves

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Fire Shut Up In My Bones 

Charles Blow 

Digest

Digest    

Gregory Pardlo

Citizen An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric   

Claudia Rankine

This Nonviolent Stuff

THIS NONVIOLENT STUFF’LL GET YOU KILLED

Charles E. Cobb

Our Declaration

Our Declaration 

Danielle Allen

Land of Love and Drowning

Land of Love and Drowning

Tiphanie Yanique

Orchard of Lost Souls

The Orchard of Lost Souls

Nadifa Mohamed

The Moor's Account

The Moor’s Account

Laila Lalami

An Untamed State

An Untamed State 

Roxane Gay

Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

Ishmael Beah

The Secret History of Las Vegas

The Secret History of Las Vegas

Chris Abani

Bombingham

Bombingham

Anthony Grooms

Appropriating Blackness

Appropriating Blackness

Patrick Johnson

Blonde Roots

Blonde Roots

Bernardine Evaristo

Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams The Story of Black Hollywood

Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams

Donald Bogle

Dreams  of Africa in Alabama

Dreams of Africa in Alabama

Sylviane A. Diouf

Getting Mother’s Body

Getting Mother’s Body

Suzan-Lori Parks

See Now Then

See Now Then

Jamaica Kincaid

The Untelling

The Untelling

Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

Tayari Jones

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Undiscovered Paul Rodeson

The Undiscovered Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson Jr.

On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker

On Her Own Ground

A’Lelia Bundles

October Suite

October Suite

Maxine Clair

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Greenwichtown

Joyce Palmer

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The Herndons

Carole Merritt

Passed On African American Mourning Stories

Passed On

Karla FC Holloway

Half a Yellow Sun

Half A Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dominion

Dominion

Calvin Baker

On The Court House Lawn

On the Courthouse Lawn

Sherrilyn Ifill

The Ecstatic

The Ecstatic

Victor Lavalle

The Story Of The Cannibalist Woman

The Story of the Cannibal Woman

Maryse Condé

Someone knows my name

Someone Knows My Name

Lawrence Hill

Douglass’ Women

Douglass’ Women

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ida A Sword Among Lions

Ida: A Sword Among Lions

Paula Giddings

Where The Line Bleeds

Where the Line Bleeds

Jesmyn Ward

Fifth Born

Fifth Born

Zelda Lockhart

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

Jeffery Renard Allen

Mandela, Mobutu,and Me A News-woman’s African Journey

Mandela, Mobutu,and Me

Lynne Duke

The Polished Hoe

The Polished Hoe

Austin Clarke

Knee-Deep in Wonder

Knee-Deep in Wonder

April Reynolds

Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder

Wil Haygood

Freedom by Any Means

Freedom By Any Means

Betty DeRamus

Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

The End of Blacknesss

The End of Blackness

Debra J. Dickerson

the indignant story

The Indignant Generation

Lawrence P. Jackson

The Madonna of Excelsior

The Madonna of Excelsior

Zakes Mda

Unbowed

Unbowed: A Memoir

Wangari Maathai

The Dew Breaker

The Dew Breaker

Edwidge Danticat

Creating Their Own Image The History of the African-American Women Artists

Creating Their Own Image

Lisa E. Farrington

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The Gospel According to Cane

Courttia Newland

Pride of Carthage

Pride of Carthage

David Anthony Durham

The Skin Between Us A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging

The Skin Between Us

Kym Ragusa

The Last Darky

The Last “Darky”

Louis Chude-Sokei

Cineaste, The Pbk mech.indd

The Cineaste: Poems

A. Van Jordan

Hemming the Water

Hemming the Water

Yona Harvey

men we reaped

Men We Reaped

Jesmyn Ward

kansas lighting

Kansas City Lightning

Stanley Crouch

Searching for Zion

Searching for Zion

Emily Raboteau

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Every Boy Should Have a Man

Preston L. Allen

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The Good Lord Bird

James McBride

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Nine Years Under

Sheri Booker

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The March on Washington

William P. Jones

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Silverchest

Carl Phillips

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The Big Smoke

Adrian Matejka

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What We Ask of Flesh

Remica L. Bingham

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Elsewhere, California

Dana Johnson

Gathering of waters

Gathering of Waters

Bernice L. McFadden

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The Cutting Season

Attica Locke

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis

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We Need New Names

NoViolet Bulawayo

Darktown

Darktown Follies

Amaud Jamaul Johnson

Ebony & Ivory

Ebony & Ivy

Craig Steven Wilder

Root and Branch

Root and Branch

Rawn James Jr.

The Red Moon

The Red Moon

Kuwana Haulsey

Wench

Wench

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Glorious

Glorious

Bernice L. McFadden

One Day I Will Write About This Place

One Day I Will Write About This Place

Binyavanga Wainaina

Harlem Is Nowhere

Harlem is Nowhere

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Zone 1

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

A Little Piece Of Sky

A Little Piece Of Sky

Nicole Bailey-Williams

A Place Between Stations

A Place Between Stations

Stephanie Allen

A Distant Shore

A Distant Shore

Caryl Phillips

A Continent for the Taking The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

A Continent for the Taking

Howard W. French

ResidueYears

The Residue Years

Mitchell S. Jackson

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The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010

Lucille Clifton

Price of Ticket

The Price of the Ticket

Fredrick Harris

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Half-Blood Blues

Esi Edugyan

Courage to Dissent

Courage to Dissent

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

The New Black

The new black

Evie Shockley

Mr Fox

Mr. Fox

Helen Oyeyemi

crave radiance

Crave Radiance

Elizabeth Alexander

Warmth

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

Before you suffocate

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

Danielle Evans

Sonata Mulattica

Sonata Mulattica

Rita Dove

Liberations

Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems: 1966-2009

Haki R. Madhubuti

Monk

Thelonious Monk

Robin Kelley

I am not Sidney

I Am Not Sidney Poitier

Percival Everett

Headless

The Headless Saints

Myronn Hardy

incognegro

Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile & Apartheid

Frank B. Wilderson III

say you

Say You’re One of Them

Uwem Akpan

Bouquet of Hungers

Bouquet of Hungers

Kyle G. Dargan

Brother, I’m Dying

Brother, I’m Dying

Edwidge Danticat

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz

She's Gone

She’s Gone

Kwame Dawes

teahouse

Teahouse of the Almighty

Patricia Smith

All Aunt Hagars Children

All Aunt Hagar’s Children

Edward P. Jones

Ancestor Stones

Ancestor Stones

Aminatta Forna

Mirror to America

Mirror to America

John Hope Franklin

my jim

My Jim

Nancy Rawles

Freshwater Road

Freshwater Road

Denise Nicholas

Long Mile

The Long Mile

Clyde W. Ford

Warrior Poet

Warrior Poet

Alexis De Veaux

Who Slashed Celanire’s Throat

Who Slashed Celanire’s Throat?

Maryse Condé

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GraceLand

Chris Abani

womans worth

A Woman’s Worth

Tracy Price- Thompson

In Black and White

In Black and White

Wil Haygood

Hunting In Harlem

Hunting In Harlem

Mat Johnson

Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Forgotten Readers

Forgotten Readers

Elizabeth McHenry

The Heart of Redness

The Heart of Redness

Zakes Mda

Leaving Atlanta

Leaving Atlanta

Tayari Jones

In the Shadow of a Saint

In the Shadow of a Saint

Ken Wiwa

Gabriel’s Story

Gabriel’s Story

David Anthony Durham

Erasure

Erasure

Percival Everett