Boston Public Library
Black Is... 2003: International
Booklists for Adults

*Recommended for Teens

The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo
by Ernesto Guevara, translated by Patrick Camiller.
The Cuban revolutionary's experiences in the Congo from 1965 to '67 when he trained left-wing soldiers.
DT658.22 .G8413 2001

Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo
by Pagan Kennedy.
Missionary William Sheppard left New York for the Congo, where he explored for twenty years. A lake in that country now bears his name.
BY3625 .C63 S544 2002

The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
by Robert Harms.
One slave ship's journey illustrates the complex workings of the slave trade.
HT1177 .H37 2002

Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars
by William A. Shack.
An expatriate African-American community of jazz musicians thrived in Paris in the '20s and '30s.
ML3509 .F7 S53 2001

How De Body: One Man's Terrifying Journey through an African War
by Teun Voeten.
An acclaimed photojournalist writes about the ferocity of the eight-year civil war in Sierra Leone, a former British colony.
DT516.826 .V6413

King Sugar: Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the World Sugar Industry
by Michelle Harrison.
Fascinating account of not only the historical background and development of sugar but also its role in contemporary Caribbean society.
HD9114 .J252 H37 2001

Mark of Voodoo: Awakening to my African Spiritual Heritage
by Sharon Caulder.
The author made a pilgrimage to the Republic of Benin in order to uncover her voodoo roots.
BL2490 .C38 2002

The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War
by Mark Huband.
Past foreign involvement on the continent is argued as stifling its desire for liberty and prosperity.
DT30.5 .H83 2001

This selected list was compiled by:

Betsy Clarke , Codman Square Branch

Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch

Denise DeBoer, Fields Corner Branch

Jacqueline Hogan, CLSO

Kathy Kire, Chairperson Teen Services

Sarah Markell , Allston Branch

Margaret Phillibert, Circulation Services

Richard Wintergreen, Adams Street Branch