Black Writers

A Listmania! list by Rac A. Powsky "hello" (Texas)
The list author says: "Great sample of great writers. This is only a sample of the wealth of literature that reflects the African American experience."
In My Father's House: A Novel
1.  In My Father's House: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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A Mercy
2.  A Mercy by Toni Morrison
$13.83   Used & New from: $5.72
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)

Beloved (Everyman's Library)
3.  Beloved (Everyman's Library) by Toni Morrison
$17.46   Used & New from: $3.18
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (910 customer reviews)

God Laughs When You Die
4.  God Laughs When You Die by Michael Boatman
$11.67   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Color Purple
5.  The Color Purple by Alice Walker
$8.89   Used & New from: $1.57
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews)

Invisible Man
6.  Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
$10.64   Used & New from: $0.74
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison (Modern Library Classics)
7.  The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison (Modern Library Classics) by Ralph Ellison
$12.11   Used & New from: $8.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Uncle Tom's Children (P.S.)
8.  Uncle Tom's Children (P.S.) by Richard Wright
$10.61   Used & New from: $5.87
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Their Eyes Were Watching God
9.  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
$12.39   Used & New from: $3.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (953 customer reviews)

Mumbo Jumbo
10.  Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed
$13.16   Used & New from: $7.44
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Juice!: A Novel (American Literature Series)
11.  Juice!: A Novel (American Literature Series) by Ishmael Reed
$12.46   Used & New from: $0.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts
12.  The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts by Langston Hughes
$9.99   Used & New from: $3.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)
13.  The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) by Arnold Rampersad
$15.64   Used & New from: $9.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Poems
14.  Poems by Nikki Giovanni
$9.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Dhalgren
15.  Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
$15.73   Used & New from: $5.48
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

Dark Reflections
16.  Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Parable of the Sower
17.  Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
$9.61   Used & New from: $5.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)

Lilith's Brood
18.  Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
$15.24   Used & New from: $6.29
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

Getting to Happy
19.  Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
20.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself (Bedford Cultural Editions Series) by Frederick Douglass
$17.16   Used & New from: $8.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (500 customer reviews)

My Bondage and My Freedom
21.  My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
$12.99   Used & New from: $10.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Black Poets of the Twenties
22.  Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Black Poets of the Twenties by Countee Cullen
$14.83   Used & New from: $0.56

The Harlem Renaissance: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
23.  The Harlem Renaissance: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series) by Jeffrey B. Ferguson
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (Portable Library)
24.  The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (Portable Library) by David L. Lewis
$16.00   Used & New from: $9.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History Of The Harlem Renaissance
25.  Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History Of The Harlem Renaissance by Laban Carrick Hill
$13.38   Used & New from: $6.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Blues People: Negro Music in White America
26.  Blues People: Negro Music in White America by Imamu Amiri Baraka
$10.73   Used & New from: $4.76
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Olive Senior (Writers and Their Work)
27.  Olive Senior (Writers and Their Work) by Denise DeCaires Narain
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Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe)
28.  Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe) by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
$21.90   Used & New from: $15.03

Push: A Novel
29.  Push: A Novel by Sapphire
$11.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (725 customer reviews)

Miles: The Autobiography
30.  Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
31.  The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr.
$6.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Penguin Modern Classics)
32.  The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Penguin Modern Classics) by Malcolm X
$13.23   Used & New from: $3.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (560 customer reviews)

Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements
33.  Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements by Malcolm X
$11.83   Used & New from: $5.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Growing Up X
34.  Growing Up X by Kim McLarin
$12.16   Used & New from: $1.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Roots: The Saga of an American Family
35.  Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley
$16.64   Used & New from: $3.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

Mama Flora's Family
36.  Mama Flora's Family by Alex Haley
$20.70   Used & New from: $9.24
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Alex Haley: The Playboy Interviews
37.  Alex Haley: The Playboy Interviews by Alex Haley
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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