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When The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983, its author Alice Walker became the first woman of color to win the prize. She also went on to win the National Book Award for Fiction in the same year. Mel Watkins of the New York Times Book Review described the novel as a “striking and consummately well-written novel,” praising its powerful emotional impact and epistolary structure.

Beginning in the 1970s, African American interest books reached the mainstream as literature by Black writers continually achieved best-selling and award-winning status – this was also the period when the work of African-American writers became recognised as a distinct and legitimate genre of American literature.

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The period of the 1970s saw many African-American books on bestseller lists. One of the first to do so was Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley. A fictionalized account of Haley’s family history which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and became a popular tv miniseries.

Other important writers include Gayl Jones, Rasheed Clark, Ishmael Reed, Jamaica Kincaid, Randall Kenan, and John Edgar Wideman. Poet Maya Angelou read a poem at Bill Clinton’s inauguration, Rita Dove won a Pulitzer Prize and served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995, and Cyrus Cassells’s Soul Make a Path through Shouting was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry with her book Native Guard. In 2004 Edward P. Jones won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his book The Known World.

Young African-American novelists include David Anthony Durham, Karen E. Quinones Miller, Tayari Jones, Kalisha Buckhanon, Mat Johnson, ZZ Packer and Colson Whitehead, among many others.

An African-American pioneer in genre fiction is Chester Himes, who in the 1950s and ’60s wrote a series of pulp fiction detective novels featuring “Coffin” Ed Johnson and “Gravedigger” Jones, two New York City police detectives. Himes paved the way for the later crime novels of Walter Mosley and Hugh Holton. African Americans are also represented in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, with Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Robert Fleming, Brandon Massey, Charles R. Saunders, John Ridley, John M. Faucette, Sheree Thomas and Nalo Hopkinson just at the beginning of a very long list.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award African American Interest Book – The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Highly reviewed African American interest books – Deliverance Mary Fields by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

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Brown

Winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political WritingFinalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the Trillium Book AwardA Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Life, Walrus, CBC Books, Chatelaine, Hill Times, 49th Shelf and Writers’...

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You know what they say about watching your man around your friends. But with sisters like Naturi and Niecy, you can’t bring your man around your family.When it comes to the love department, Naturi can get it easy. Being the knock out that she is, she’s never worried...

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When 12-year-old Dmitri Burke’s father is murdered, he provides a steady income for his family by running numbers for Mafia boss, Paul D’Annunzio. His plans to establish his own crime family are derailed when he takes a murder rap for his boss. His act of loyalty...

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Chasing Down a Dream

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Makaila’s Story – A Framed Lily

In order to survive I had to become someone else. I was Born Makaila Lily Windstorm, but if you ask around no one will know me by that name. Sadly, that woman doesn’t exist anymore. She is a secret that I must keep in order to survive out here in these streets....

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The Chaneysville Incident

“Rivals Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon as the best novel about the black experience in America since Ellison’s Invisible Man” (The Christian Science Monitor).  Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Finalist for the National Book Award   Brilliant but...

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Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden—the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014—sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history. “I wasn’t there when...

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I Don’t Want to Lose You

From the first time that Teodoro Cabrera interfered in Monica Walker's personal life when they were young kids, he finds himself on her list of disliked people. Slowly over time he becomes her friend and they eventually find themselves trying to control their desires...

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King of Diamond – Diamond and Gee

Straight from the hit series The Price of Loving a Boss, Gee and Diamond are back, and they brought Emo with them.After overcoming obstacles with the government, Gee finally got his business up off the ground. You would think life is good after all he and his family...

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Stripped

This series is a spinoff of the Bruised Series.Baltimore Detectives Dee Quarter and Connie Wilks spring into action when a woman is strangled to death. The investigation immediately leads to Dee’s ex, Grayson, who still wants her. As if Grayson isn’t enough to deal...

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Pregnant by My Daughter’s Boyfriend

Time does not heal all wounds…After her senior year in high school, Patrice Cain had sworn off dating black men. After her boyfriend, Tremaine Davis, humiliated her by cheating on her with her best friend Desiree and getting her pregnant.Fast forward 18 years later,...

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Everyhood Has a Story

Now if you ever heard of Waterloo, Iowa, then you know it's a small town. A town of family and friends to the point everyone just about know everyone else. Before gangs really made it into “Da Loo” as it's called, kids would fight within their own neighborhood or...

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My Heart’s Home

Seprah and Carson King are new parents. Having finished her education, Seprah is now a full-time director of the Small Wonders Daycare Center. Her husband, Carson, is still the assistant pastor of The Rock of Ages Church; he’s in full remission from aplastic anemia....

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The Connect

In The Connect, the infamous story of Bonnie and Clyde is revisited in this modern tale of love and loyalty. Integrity wasn't what Boo searched for in a business partner, true enough it was vital but it wasn't the key to the game; the heart was. How ironic is it that...

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Remove the Fig Leaves

Dr. Preston Good had settled his life for permanent bachelorhood after his fiancée stomped on his heartfive years ago. Although he still believed in love and commitment, and wanted to have a significant other in his life, Preston drew the line at marriage. It would...

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God Don’t Like Haters

Trafficking mind-altering pills in a rental car with her longtime lover has become normal for 19-year-old Kirbie Amor Capelton. Almost too normal. And her disregard for speeding laws nearly costs her her freedom. The dream was never to be big in the drug game, but...

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For the Love of Money 2

After getting caught up in a web of lies, London and Tammi are back to right their wrongs. Can they prove to the Wright brothers that they are trust worthy? Or, will Leondro and Mykell have a hard time getting passed the secrets that's been uncovered? Take a ride with...

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The New Money Girls

Two sugar babies, an escort, and an event planner meet for brunch every Sunday and agree there are so many things-like money-that are more important than love. But love is an insidious thing even they can’t run away from…O’Shea has been with her sugar daddy for two...

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Say Goodbye for Now

“Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers once again with this feel-good story guaranteed to be a hit…” —RedbookOn an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of...

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It Happened in Eighty-Eight

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Indelible

Former Marine, Trent Reed, is in desperate need of a Hail Mary.From Inger Iversen, the third book in a best-selling BWWM romance series, A Future Worth Fight For that reaches across the great divide between prejudice and love. With each failed attempt to convince his...

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Lakota Moon Rising

A resilient SlaveA fierce WarriorA love of a lifetimeJulia, a mixed race slave, escapes from a Louisiana plantation and is captured by the Comanche. She is later traded to a Sioux warrior, Trades with Horses, who is fascinated by her beauty and spirit.Although she is...

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United Earth

Rough Beginnings is 1st tale of United Earth. A young boy who loses his mother. A junkie father whose only emotion is numbness. Guided by some outside force. Stevie must learn his true inner power. Driven to follow his dream , Stevie must go beyond the norms of...

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Cold Reloaded

Part I-ColdLies and betrayal is definitely an understatement when it comes to the life of prosecutor, Tiffany Moore. Weird things have been happening to her for the past few weeks, and no one can help her, not even her cool, calm and collective defense attorney...

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Flatlined

Inspired by a True StoryLife was all fun and games until the day 25 year old Kai Davis walked into a UK hospital passing out from an unknown disease that threatens her life. Just moving from Japan to England, not knowing many people and her military husband in Iraq on...

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We Out Here 2

All the girls are back with a new and improved hustle game. The sequel picks up with Safari and Bambi in those streets again doing what they do, getting to the money. Charmaine realizes she has a new enemy in the form of her deceased boyfriend’s side chic and Safari...

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Want What You Got

Nakayla “Kay” Andrews is one sexy feisty chick, she does whatever she can to make sure her pockets stay full, she’ll even take your man if the money is right. Her main focus is getting to those coins, rather working the line or that pole. Kay tries to turn her cousin...

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All This Love

Knox Stoneworth got dumped at the altar—literally—and has spent the last few years burying himself in work to move past the pain. After a night of celebrating his parents’ anniversary, Knox meets a stranger who just might change his mind about his future.Jada is proud...

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Cougarette on Top

Cecelia Nicole Banks is finally on top….which no doubt means she’s about to hit rock bottom.A year has passed since CeeCee's emotional breakup from Jay Weston. Still going strong with her billionaire boss/boyfriend Bryce Costas, CeeCee spends all of her time with him...

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The Blood Line

“When tragedy hits too close to home, it will take a test of faith and character to rivet each of the Noble sisters back together again. In the midst of a murder investigation, family secrets begin to unravel, infidelities unveil, relationships blossom and betrayal...

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The Real Bachelors of Atlanta 2

Calvin, Dorian, and Bishop are about to catch all kinds of hell simply because they can't answer one question: Who shot Emory? Calvin thinks he's ready to finally be the man that he has always wanted to be, but there have been some weird things happening to him...

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The Summer of Me

The nationally bestselling author of Delilah’s Daughters and The Amen Sisters returns with a moving story about a single mother who discovers the woman she can be in one unforgettable summer.As a single mother, Destiny makes sacrifices for her children—including...

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Brown

Winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political WritingFinalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the Trillium Book AwardA Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Life, Walrus, CBC Books, Chatelaine, Hill Times, 49th Shelf and Writers’...

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Return of the Cartier Cartel

Brooklyn empress Cartier knows the streets of Brooklyn like nobody's business. In fact, she successfully built her Cartier Cartel drug ring on the code of the streets, hustling and stacking paper. However, the life of crime is wearing her down, and she's ready to quit...

read more

Playing for Keeps

British McCallister was forced to take on the role as both parents to her little brothers and sisters at a young age. With six mouths to feed, she realizes that a simple nine to five just wouldn't cut it, forcing her to look to the top dealer in Detroit for guidance....

read more

In Love With Your Man

You know what they say about watching your man around your friends. But with sisters like Naturi and Niecy, you can’t bring your man around your family.When it comes to the love department, Naturi can get it easy. Being the knock out that she is, she’s never worried...

read more

Here Again

They say your first love is the hardest to get over…After years of hard work putting his heart and life back together after being dumped by his first love, the last thing Christopher Langely expected was to walk into her successful party planning business with his new...

read more

R.I.C.O.

When 12-year-old Dmitri Burke’s father is murdered, he provides a steady income for his family by running numbers for Mafia boss, Paul D’Annunzio. His plans to establish his own crime family are derailed when he takes a murder rap for his boss. His act of loyalty...

read more

Chasing Down a Dream

NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family.There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain...

read more

The Chaneysville Incident

“Rivals Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon as the best novel about the black experience in America since Ellison’s Invisible Man” (The Christian Science Monitor).  Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Finalist for the National Book Award   Brilliant but...

read more

Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden—the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014—sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history. “I wasn’t there when...

read more

I Don’t Want to Lose You

From the first time that Teodoro Cabrera interfered in Monica Walker's personal life when they were young kids, he finds himself on her list of disliked people. Slowly over time he becomes her friend and they eventually find themselves trying to control their desires...

read more

Stripped

This series is a spinoff of the Bruised Series.Baltimore Detectives Dee Quarter and Connie Wilks spring into action when a woman is strangled to death. The investigation immediately leads to Dee’s ex, Grayson, who still wants her. As if Grayson isn’t enough to deal...

read more

Everyhood Has a Story

Now if you ever heard of Waterloo, Iowa, then you know it's a small town. A town of family and friends to the point everyone just about know everyone else. Before gangs really made it into “Da Loo” as it's called, kids would fight within their own neighborhood or...

read more

My Heart’s Home

Seprah and Carson King are new parents. Having finished her education, Seprah is now a full-time director of the Small Wonders Daycare Center. Her husband, Carson, is still the assistant pastor of The Rock of Ages Church; he’s in full remission from aplastic anemia....

read more

The Connect

In The Connect, the infamous story of Bonnie and Clyde is revisited in this modern tale of love and loyalty. Integrity wasn't what Boo searched for in a business partner, true enough it was vital but it wasn't the key to the game; the heart was. How ironic is it that...

read more

Remove the Fig Leaves

Dr. Preston Good had settled his life for permanent bachelorhood after his fiancée stomped on his heartfive years ago. Although he still believed in love and commitment, and wanted to have a significant other in his life, Preston drew the line at marriage. It would...

read more

God Don’t Like Haters

Trafficking mind-altering pills in a rental car with her longtime lover has become normal for 19-year-old Kirbie Amor Capelton. Almost too normal. And her disregard for speeding laws nearly costs her her freedom. The dream was never to be big in the drug game, but...

read more

For the Love of Money 2

After getting caught up in a web of lies, London and Tammi are back to right their wrongs. Can they prove to the Wright brothers that they are trust worthy? Or, will Leondro and Mykell have a hard time getting passed the secrets that's been uncovered? Take a ride with...

read more

The New Money Girls

Two sugar babies, an escort, and an event planner meet for brunch every Sunday and agree there are so many things-like money-that are more important than love. But love is an insidious thing even they can’t run away from…O’Shea has been with her sugar daddy for two...

read more

Say Goodbye for Now

“Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers once again with this feel-good story guaranteed to be a hit…” —RedbookOn an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of...

read more

It Happened in Eighty-Eight

In this first book in a new series, author Bettye Griffin introduces readers to Eighty-Eight, Mississippi, a town that has more secrets than it has magnolia blossoms...Schoolteacher Cornell Sebastian returns to the Mississippi town that had been her salvation after a...

read more

Indelible

Former Marine, Trent Reed, is in desperate need of a Hail Mary.From Inger Iversen, the third book in a best-selling BWWM romance series, A Future Worth Fight For that reaches across the great divide between prejudice and love. With each failed attempt to convince his...

read more