novel chronicles the coming of age of Mugezi during
the nightmare reign of Idi Amin.
AFRICAN AMERICAN WEST: A CENTURY OF SHORT
STORIES edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Laurie
compilation reaches from early 20th
century writers Charles W. Chesnutt and W.E.B.
DuBois to the contemporary voices of Terry McMillan
and Walter Mosley.
OF ME: A VOLUPTUOUS TALE by Venise
a chubby journalist to do when her boyfriend
prefers his skinny ex, and her weight might prevent
her from getting a promotion? Is suicide the
GIRL IN PARIS by Shay Youngblood.
the mid-1980s, Eden Daniels moved to Paris in
search of the literary freedom experienced by her
heroes, Langston Hughes and James
Breedlove, an uneducated laundress, worked her way
to becoming the first black female millionaire,
Madam C. J. Walker.
AMBITIONS by Lolita Files.
three women, an actress, a writer, and a producer
succeed in the Hollywood atmosphere of sex,
betrayal, and self-destruction?
DANCING by Diane McKinney- Whetstone.
chance meeting with a former college flame allows
Verdi to discover passion, love and ultimately,
HIBISCUS by Elizabeth Nunez.
of race, class, and gender are brought to the fore
when the body of a white woman washes ashore in
BLUES by Margaret
love at first sight when Sandy sees Adrians
butterscotch skin. Can this
relationship survive when he becomes
THE FIRST STONE by Kimberla Lawson Roby.
Black succumbs to the temptations of women and
money. Will his marriage survive?
OF THE SEVEN SORROWS by Patrick
tale of the poor and the rich in Martinique, as
told through the life of Pipi Soleil, who
transports, (and probably murders) human cargo,
competes in a wheelbarrow race, and reluctantly
guards a threatening zombies buried treasure.
ENCOUNTERS by Sandra Kitt.
in the crossfire of a drug bust, Carol finds
herself attracted to the white cop who accidentally
COLORED GARDEN: A NOVEL by O. H. Bennett.
Sarge discovers baby Kates grave
in an old slave cemetery, and begins a quest to
learn her secret.
DANGEROUS ROAD by Kris Nelscott.
Why is private investigator Smokey
Dalton the beneficiary in the will of a white
MATTER: A CENTURY OF SPECULATIVE FICTION
FROM THE AFRICAN DIASPORA edited by Sheree R.
book is a compilation of science fiction and
fantasy, from vampires to robots.
HOUSE OF STYLE: An anthology with stories
by Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Felicia Mason, and
four love stories are set amidst cuts, curls,
weaves, and pedicures.
AND OTHER STORIES by Andre Alexis.
from Trinidad and Canada focus on adultery, voodoo
curses, and a doctors unusual experiments.
UNTO OTHERS by Kristin Hunter Lattany.
clash and her husband strays when Zena takes a
young African woman into her home.
THE MOON LOOK LONESOME by Stanley Crouch.
seven-year-long interracial romance is threatened
when Maxwell begins to feel that he doesnt
want to spend the rest of his life with a white
FROM THE TREE by Virginia DeBerry and
Della keep her secrets after her daughters move
back to the house they inherited?
FOUND by R.M. Johnson.
down deadbeat dads becomes an obsession
rather than a job.
FICTION OF LeROI JONES/AMIRI BARAKA by
LeRoi Jones, Imamu Amiri Baraka and Greg
FISHER KING: A NOVEL by Paule Marshall.
book tells a story of jazz, love, family conflicts,
FLIP SIDE OF SIN by Rosalyn McMillan.
from prison, a former jazz musician finds an
estranged wife and a troubled son. He manages to
rebuild his life as he learns the lessons of
THE LOVE OF MONEY by Omar R. Tyree.
book is the long-awaited sequel to Flyy
SUN, MY BROTHER by Jacques Stephen
PEOPLES by Marcus Major.
tables are turned when Myles, who is ready for
commitment, falls for Marisa, who is consumed by
her career as a lawyer.
HOTEL ALLELUIA by Lucinda Roy.
sisters, one white and one black, find each other
upon their mothers death.
GAME by Eric Jerome Dickey.
and Dana are in love, but can it last when
Vinces ex-wife and Danas former lover
arrive on the scene?
BELIEVE by Joanna Scott.
his parents dead, Bo is caught in a fierce custody
struggle between his two sets of grandparents, one
black and one white.
OF THE CROSSROADS by Madison Smartt Bell.
is the story of the life and rise to power of the
great Haitian general, Toussaint
ROBBER by Nalo Hopkinson.
Tan-Tans father rapes her, they are taken
from their village on the Caribbean planet
Toussaint, and thrust into the brutal prison world
of New Half-Way Tree.
TO MOTHER by Sindiwe Magona.
mother recounts the story of how her son became a
killer. Based on the 1993 murder in South
Africa of a white American woman.
OVER GIRL by Brian Peterson.
a college junior and former athlete, makes the
journey from player with a strong rap
to a committed, mature adult.
NEW CITY by Stephen Amidon.
two powerful men, one white and one black,
compete for the job of city manager of a planned
community, racial violence erupts.
A DAY GOES BY by E. Lynn Harris.
Harrington and John Basil Henderson are
back, and about to get married, but there is a
problem. The groom likes guys
MANS CHILD by Marci Blackman.
sustaining a serious injury during a sexual
encounter and learning of her fathers death,
Po recounts her familys curses and
SONG by Bertrice Berry.
develops when two readers reach for a
bookstores only copy of a slave womans
WITH JESUS by Victor D. LaValle.
book contains stories about young men struggling to
survive on the sex- and drug-filled streets of New
EXTRA by Patty Rice.
Gatlin knows its better to lease a man
than own one. That is, until she meets David
SISTERS by Tajuana TJ Butler.
college freshmen from diverse backgrounds find
sisterhood as they struggle with college life.
by Bernice L. McFadden.
grow, secrets are revealed, and a bond of
friendship is formed, when Sugar, a prostitute,
opens shop in Bigelow, Arkansas.
MAGIC by Rochelle Alers.
vacationing in her friends beachfront home,
Caryn Edwards is not happy to find that she must
share it with a stranger, until romance
YOU LEARN HOW TO BOX by Bil Wright.
Louis struggles with his sexual identity while his
unsupportive parent believes boxing will encourage
JUST IN by Yolanda Joe.
television station WKBA is last in the news
ratings. Intrigue and deception ensue as employees
scramble to save their jobs.
by Paul Beatty.
Foshay, 19 years old, 300+ pounds, and part-time
drug dealer, decides to run for the City Council of
New York, with an African American rabbi as his
HANDS by Margaret Johnson-Hodge.
novel is a story of romance, infidelity,
heartbreak, and finally, love.
WAY FORWARD IS WITH A BROKEN HEART by Alice
exploring several womens heartfelt and
sometimes heartbreaking relationships with
husbands, friends, and lovers.
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