Own Voices; A List of Books by Black Authors

After the senseless death of George Floyd, riots as well as the focus on police violence towards black people have turned up again. I've almost felt a bit powerless, especially as I'm white and living in Norway, but I decided to do like Starr from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and use my voice.

The way I'm going to do that? Well, aside from pointing out the obvious that black lives matter and police violence is a bad thing, I'm going to make a list of books written by black authors. It may not be much, but at least it's something.

Fiction
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
  • Faceless by Amma Darko
  • Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa
  • Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Non-Fiction
  • 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza
  • An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie

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