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The Way We Hold On by Abena Beloved Green 

 The Way We Hold On is Abena Beloved Green’s debut book of poetry. Her poems address cultural, social, and environmental issues, relationships, and reflect on everyday life as a small-town…


Aftershocks: A Memoir by Nadia Owusu 

A deeply felt memoir from the “incredible story” about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through….


The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed 

Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, petty criminal….


Born Freeloaders by Phumlani Pikoli 

Born on the cusp of democracy, the crew of young friends in Born Freeloaders navigates a life of drinking, wild parties and other recklessness. The siblings at the centre of…


Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 

Set in the author’s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove who grew up following the Great Depression. Pecola prays for her eyes…


Yaa Gyasi Makes the 2021 Women’s Prize Longlist 

Ghanaian-American writer, Yaa Gyasi, is the only African-born author named in the Women’s Prize 2021 longlist for her sophomore novel ‘Transcendent Kingdom’. The Women’s Prize recently announced its much awaited…


Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel Moniz 

Set among the cities and suburbs of Florida, each story in Milk Blood Heat delves into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by…


Just as I Am by Cicely Tyson, Michelle Burford 

In her spirited debut memoir, actor Tyson recalls her extraordinary life, as well as the racial and gender stereotyping, movie-business prejudice, and ill-behaved men that shaped her seven-decade career. Tyson…


Edge Control for the Soul by Brianna Laren 

Edge Control for the Soul, is a collection of poems that artfully interweaves self-discovery with the natural hair journey. Brianna Laren delves into everyday obstacles black women encounter with poems…

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