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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.

African American Interest Books - The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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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A Weekend Affair

When Nia starts an affair with married, sexy drug cartel boss, Brannen, she doesn’t expect it all to end with a gun in her face.Brannen’s wife, Nova, is fed up with her husband stepping out on her. However, catching him in their bed with Nia is the last straw. In a...

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Betrayed by the Bodyguard

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Every Tongue Got to Confess

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the...

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Foolish

Meet Ava, Aubrey and Kai Rose; three sisters born and raised in Philly. They were raised by both of their parents, who showed their girls the epitome of what love, marriage and family is supposed to look like. Now that these girls are grown women living their own...

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Dodging Temptation

You can't hide from love...or revenge.Dodge Loving wants revenge...and he's about to get it. On the cusp of closing a multi-billion-dollar luxury resort deal, Dodge can't afford for anything go wrong. But then a fiery redhead shows up, the paparazzi hot on her trail,...

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I Should’ve Cheated

Receive a FREE starter library of 5 books ----> http://eepurl.com/b0gZCj(just copy and paste into your browser to claim your free books)NOTE: This is a re-release with a sneak peek of the upcoming sequel includedWhether true love is forever or just seasonal will...

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White Like Her

White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing,” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.In the historical context of the Jim Crow...

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Tender Secrets

A sexy billionaire with a terrible secret.The vengeful reporter determined to expose it...The Warner FamilySecrets. Lies. Undeniable Passion.Billionaire Andrew Warner fiercely protects his family, their fortune and the one secret that threatens everything.Beautiful...

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Showdown

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil...

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Fashionably Deceptive

From the outside looking in, Kayla has everything a girl could desire. She’s a semester away from graduating at the top of her class, dresses to kill, and is dating Dareon Anderson: All-American, wide receiver, destined to go pro. However, the façade quickly fades...

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Never Be the Same

GOOD2GO PUBLISHING PRESENTSA NOVEL FROM SILK WHITEMeet Paige, a famous actress whose career is on the come up. Things couldn't be better, until her front door is kicked in by the police. After being forced to snitch on her fiancé or go to jail, Paige makes a decision...

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Though I Stumble

*IF I BELIEVE (A Promises of God Novel Book 2) now available!*Four women, one weekend, and their lives will never be the same.Stephanie London thought she’d heard from God when she moved to Hope Springs, N.C. But a tragedy in that small town left her soul desolate....

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Advertising for Love

In the kitchen, in a tux—and out of it—he’s got the skills to crank up the heat.Ebony Nights, Book 1When Aisha Anderson hires a professional escort for her company’s gala, it’s not because she can’t get a date. Her fast-track career at Hansen Advertising doesn’t give...

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His Dirty Secret

Growing up on the mean streets of Chicago, life wasn’t easy for Jayla Simmons. She worked hard for everything she attained in life, but always wanted more. Especially when it came to love. Yet everything changes when she runs into the sexy Darius Black who provides...

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Sinful Seduction

A guilt-ridden soldier.His fallen brother’s former fiancee.An undeniable passion…The Davies FamilyPower. Secrets. Seduction.Just home from the war, billionaire former soldier Alessandro Davies craves the solitude of his Hamptons estate as he mourns his fallen...

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The Burden of Sweetberry

The Burden of Sweetberry introduces readers to the enigmatic Candida "Sweetberry" Armstrong, a beautiful, vain woman who pits good against evil in her adulterous relationship with Deacon Josiah Hess. For twenty years, she's been the married deacon's mistress. The...

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Ambitious: Love & Hustle

When most people get tired of their 9-5 jobs, they give their two weeks’ notice and begin searching online for the next best thing. But that hum-drum story just doesn’t cut it for Jasmine and Mercedes. Two best friends with ambition, drive, and a crazy plan to run...

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Love on the Low

When Mika Foster accepts a new teaching job in her hometown, she can’t help but be excited. Family, old friends, a lifetime of memories awaits her, and that includes the man she couldn’t forget about, no matter how hard she tried.Royce Harris knows how to take care of...

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Ruby

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Future Slave

Jokeem, a black teenager in the 21st century, is angered by a history lesson about Frederick Douglass. The next day, after a conversation with his mother about reparations for slavery, Jokeem is knocked out during an incident with the police. He wakes up as a slave in...

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Creative Love

With bags in hand, Bryan showed up on his brother’s doorstep, leaving his cushy life behind, to chase his dreams.  For art, he was willing to give it all up and live like a starving artist, if he had to, in New York.New York was where he wanted to be until he met his...

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The Beauty & the Boss

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Black and Blue Skies

Dream Skies never thought that she would be a victim of domestic violence. Damian was different... and gorgeous at that! He introduces her to a world of luxury, drugs and violence that she's never known.Things start off just fine, but when Damian starts to display...

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The Salt Roads

Nebula Award Finalist: This “sexy, disturbing, touching, wildly comic . . . tour de force” blends fantasy, folklore, and the history of women and slavery (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).   In 1804, shortly before the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue is renamed...

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Taft

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Loyalty: Who Can You Trust

Diamond and Twan were high school sweethearts. Things are perfect for the two of them until his true colors are revealed. After dealing with things she never imagined she would have to deal with, an ultimate deceit forces her to pack her bags and call it quits. With...

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I’ll Give My Heart to Save Yours

Twenty-two year old Mirror has been through more than her young eyes were willing to see. The dark places of her life turned her on to the dark hustle of finessing corporate men. Mirror along with her best friend get accustomed to the life & sees no error in their...

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Pretty Lips That Thugs Love 2

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Hearts of Jade

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I Thought You Were Gone

When you set your mind to do something, it’s easy to quit, but it takes strength to follow through. No matter what obstacles you may face; setbacks, incarceration, or even losing your love.Trayshaun “Hell Rell” Simpson was a local street hustler with a determination...

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Brunch at Ruby’s

Nowavailable in audio!  ThreeFriends. One City. Waiting to Exhale in the "A."Brunch at Ruby's is warm, funny southern women's fiction about three friendswho live in Atlanta and everything that happens to them before, after, andduring their monthly brunch at Ruby's...

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Ben:I saw her. I wanted her. I bought her.BIG MISTAKE.She was just supposed to be a plaything for a week. But I can’t keep my hands off of her, can’t stop thinking of all the things that I want to do to her. I want to devastate her. She tries not to want it, and she’s...

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The Package Deal

Raynard and Kintessa Blackwell are newlyweds. They fought a long and hard road from their first meeting to the "I Do's", complete with drama worthy of a Monday night reality TV show. It's taken years for Raynard to see the gem he has in Kintessa, but now that he...

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A Weekend Affair

When Nia starts an affair with married, sexy drug cartel boss, Brannen, she doesn’t expect it all to end with a gun in her face.Brannen’s wife, Nova, is fed up with her husband stepping out on her. However, catching him in their bed with Nia is the last straw. In a...

read more

Betrayed by the Bodyguard

Ryker Steele The day my wife left me, she took my son and all my emotions with her. Becoming Alexei’s hitman helped me to feel again - at least for a while. But eventually, even the thrill of looking into your victim’s eyes while slitting his throat gets old....

read more

Every Tongue Got to Confess

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the...

read more

Foolish

Meet Ava, Aubrey and Kai Rose; three sisters born and raised in Philly. They were raised by both of their parents, who showed their girls the epitome of what love, marriage and family is supposed to look like. Now that these girls are grown women living their own...

read more

Dodging Temptation

You can't hide from love...or revenge.Dodge Loving wants revenge...and he's about to get it. On the cusp of closing a multi-billion-dollar luxury resort deal, Dodge can't afford for anything go wrong. But then a fiery redhead shows up, the paparazzi hot on her trail,...

read more

I Should’ve Cheated

Receive a FREE starter library of 5 books ----> http://eepurl.com/b0gZCj(just copy and paste into your browser to claim your free books)NOTE: This is a re-release with a sneak peek of the upcoming sequel includedWhether true love is forever or just seasonal will...

read more

Floss

In the world we live in people are divided into three main social classes...the upper class, the middle class and the lower class. In Detroit and other cities like it, a fourth social class has emerged in the minds of those who occupy it. Unlike the other classes, the...

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White Like Her

White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing,” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.In the historical context of the Jim Crow...

read more

Tender Secrets

A sexy billionaire with a terrible secret.The vengeful reporter determined to expose it...The Warner FamilySecrets. Lies. Undeniable Passion.Billionaire Andrew Warner fiercely protects his family, their fortune and the one secret that threatens everything.Beautiful...

read more

Showdown

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil...

read more

Fashionably Deceptive

From the outside looking in, Kayla has everything a girl could desire. She’s a semester away from graduating at the top of her class, dresses to kill, and is dating Dareon Anderson: All-American, wide receiver, destined to go pro. However, the façade quickly fades...

read more

Never Be the Same

GOOD2GO PUBLISHING PRESENTSA NOVEL FROM SILK WHITEMeet Paige, a famous actress whose career is on the come up. Things couldn't be better, until her front door is kicked in by the police. After being forced to snitch on her fiancé or go to jail, Paige makes a decision...

read more

Though I Stumble

*IF I BELIEVE (A Promises of God Novel Book 2) now available!*Four women, one weekend, and their lives will never be the same.Stephanie London thought she’d heard from God when she moved to Hope Springs, N.C. But a tragedy in that small town left her soul desolate....

read more

Advertising for Love

In the kitchen, in a tux—and out of it—he’s got the skills to crank up the heat.Ebony Nights, Book 1When Aisha Anderson hires a professional escort for her company’s gala, it’s not because she can’t get a date. Her fast-track career at Hansen Advertising doesn’t give...

read more

His Dirty Secret

Growing up on the mean streets of Chicago, life wasn’t easy for Jayla Simmons. She worked hard for everything she attained in life, but always wanted more. Especially when it came to love. Yet everything changes when she runs into the sexy Darius Black who provides...

read more

Sinful Seduction

A guilt-ridden soldier.His fallen brother’s former fiancee.An undeniable passion…The Davies FamilyPower. Secrets. Seduction.Just home from the war, billionaire former soldier Alessandro Davies craves the solitude of his Hamptons estate as he mourns his fallen...

read more

The Burden of Sweetberry

The Burden of Sweetberry introduces readers to the enigmatic Candida "Sweetberry" Armstrong, a beautiful, vain woman who pits good against evil in her adulterous relationship with Deacon Josiah Hess. For twenty years, she's been the married deacon's mistress. The...

read more

Ambitious: Love & Hustle

When most people get tired of their 9-5 jobs, they give their two weeks’ notice and begin searching online for the next best thing. But that hum-drum story just doesn’t cut it for Jasmine and Mercedes. Two best friends with ambition, drive, and a crazy plan to run...

read more

Love on the Low

When Mika Foster accepts a new teaching job in her hometown, she can’t help but be excited. Family, old friends, a lifetime of memories awaits her, and that includes the man she couldn’t forget about, no matter how hard she tried.Royce Harris knows how to take care of...

read more

Ruby

A New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection, the epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her. This beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in...

read more

Future Slave

Jokeem, a black teenager in the 21st century, is angered by a history lesson about Frederick Douglass. The next day, after a conversation with his mother about reparations for slavery, Jokeem is knocked out during an incident with the police. He wakes up as a slave in...

read more

Creative Love

With bags in hand, Bryan showed up on his brother’s doorstep, leaving his cushy life behind, to chase his dreams.  For art, he was willing to give it all up and live like a starving artist, if he had to, in New York.New York was where he wanted to be until he met his...

read more

The Beauty & the Boss

Zoweh, or Zo for short, was nothing short of an amazing mother and friend to everyone who knew her. She hid her scars from the world while she tried daily to be the best woman and mother she could be. Although her life had been nothing but complex being in an abusive...

read more

Black and Blue Skies

Dream Skies never thought that she would be a victim of domestic violence. Damian was different... and gorgeous at that! He introduces her to a world of luxury, drugs and violence that she's never known.Things start off just fine, but when Damian starts to display...

read more