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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.

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

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Never Be The Same

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My Besties: The Come Up

Born and raised on the violent streets of Chicago, Ja`ziya and her three besties, Tiki, ReRe, and Dirty E are all determined to do three things; finish school, get money, and live comfortably. Ja`ziya and her crew aren’t your average hood rats that wanna date and... read more

God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same

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LLP – Lust, Lies & Propositions

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NEVER ENOUGH

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G-Spot

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BLACK

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Riding with a Real Nigga

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LLP – Lust, Lies & Propositions

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WAR-Angel: The Awakening

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Indebted

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Joys & Pains: Words From The Soul

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Stuck On A Bad Nigga

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Treat Me Like Somebody

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Dirty Rice

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A Thug’s Love

“If angels wear Vicki’s and the devil wears Prada, I guess I was a taste of heaven & hell back then, because King had completely turned daddy’s little angel into a hell of a rider…”My name is Kennedy Desiree Carter. I met the love of... read more

Ratchet Wives Club (Episode 1)

*Re-edited in February 2016*Betrayal.Amibiton.Sex.Wives of DC’s biggest ballers.Each hiding a dark secret…They’re all RATCHET.MICHAELAHas everything a woman could dream of. Certified bad bitch with a sexy husband, adorable daughter, money making law... read more

This Game Has No Loyalty

In the mid 80’s there was a new drug that popped up in the poor urban neighborhoods of Brooklyn called ‘crack’. It quickly became the most sought out employment for street kids who learned how to distribute, package and sell it for a profit. What no... read more

What Happens in This House

What happens in this house is a dark tale of three close siblings. Joy, Jasmine and Jackson all endured some of the most twisted and wickedest things inside of their home. Growing up in a small town in the south by the name of Canton, Mississippi. There was a saying... read more

Meridian

“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Ms.). As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s... read more

Loving The Wrong Man

After dealing with a toxic relationship, the last thing Jazmine wants to do is jump into another one. Yet one unexpected encounter with a sexy stranger causes her to rethink that decision. Will this mysterious man be the one who will save her from her past or make her... read more

Brunch at Ruby’s

Ruby’s Soul Food Cafe has been the neighborhood hot spot their whole lives, so it’s only fitting that Ruby’s is where Debra, Maxine and Renee meet monthly to do what girlfriends do– eat, drink and offer unsolicited advice on life and love.... read more

A Secret to Keep

Keeping secrets is a horrible way to live. Sloane Davis should know. She’s kept her son a secret from his father for almost a year. Now, her worst nightmare is coming true. Her ex is re-entering her professional life in the midst of the biggest project of her career.... read more

World of the Innocent

“Are you ready to love this young man?” Jhoi: she’s poetic. She’s guarded. And she couldn’t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas. Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans. But he’s so remarkably…strange. Still, Marcas touches... 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... read more

My Besties: The Come Up

Born and raised on the violent streets of Chicago, Ja`ziya and her three besties, Tiki, ReRe, and Dirty E are all determined to do three things; finish school, get money, and live comfortably. Ja`ziya and her crew aren’t your average hood rats that wanna date and... read more

LLP – Lust, Lies & Propositions

Money. Power. Love. Not in that particular order, nonetheless, EVERY woman’s entitled to them all. At least that’s how Essence St. Clair sees it.And with her having a fairytale upbringing, no one could blame her for expecting every advantage seen fit for the beautiful... read more

NEVER ENOUGH

Being locked down for five long years, ya boys missed out on a lot of ass. Back in the days, before getting knocked, Tyree was one of the baddest brothers on the block. Tall, light skinned, baby faced and tatted up. All the ladies dropped draws for the dude, pretty... read more

G-Spot

Nineteen-year-old Juicy Stanfield is the sexy young girlfriend of Granite “G” McKay, owner of Harlem’s notorious G-Spot Social Club. A drug dealer with a lethal streak, he runs Harlem with an iron fist. But even the cash and the bling can’t keep Juicy from getting... read more