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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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Going Solo

Moving on is not so easy! Carson Bell had a lovely voice, a heart of gold, and was no slouch in the looks department. He was single handedly bringing up his daughter, Mia, because his wife, Alice, abandoned them when Mia was just a baby. Alice decided to come back...

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You’re the Air That I Breathe

Life in the trenches was never easy for Fire since a young age. He’s been dealt a hand that he can’t put down. Nothing good is coming from the mishaps and heartaches. With his head below water, he has the faith of a mustard seed and is hoping for a change. Be careful...

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Bouquets & Berettas

Whoever said you won’t miss a good thing until it’s gone was speaking facts, especially when it comes to twenty-eight-year-old New Jersey Hill. After up and leaving Jersey eight years ago to pursue her education at Michigan State University, she’s back for one reason....

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You Won’t Love Me Until I’m Gone

Love at first sight………Was that even real? Not for Keir. He just wanted to get some money and get the hell up out of the hood.Love wasn’t in the cards for him and he didn’t care because he didn’t want it or need it. Or so he thought… That was until he ran into Ever,...

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Going Home in Chains

Shifting between the Caribbean and America, these stories arrive doused in magic, musicality and humor. From the title story about a man trapped in the nightmarish glare of post 9/11 scrutiny after he forgets a bag in Grand Central Station; to the deliciously funny...

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What Hurts The Most

Tangela is back and struggling to find love again. After spending almost a year in Savannah, she returns to Atlanta, GA, with a heart still torn between Kacey and Quintez. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and after fighting with hers for so long, she is...

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Selfie

A "harmless" picture taken on a camera phone stirs up more trouble than Renae Watson and her cousin Lataya Farroll ever imagined. Immediately Renae gets help from her boyfriend's legal connections, but it's only days before Lataya and one of her lovers end up in a...

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Sexy in Stilettos

You can call me a playboy if you want. After all, I love fast cars and faster women.I’m only home to dig my wayward step-brother out of another mess. I have zero plans on staying. Until I meet little miss uptight, list-maker who’s never had any fun. She needs a date...

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Dear Vanity

Vanity wanted a happy life after losing her parents. She struggled daily to stay close to God the way her mother wanted. As hard as she tried to devote her life to God, she wasn’t happy with her life. After seeing Echon, she couldn’t get him out of her head. He caused...

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A Toast to Love

True love wasn’t always something that Hazel received although it was something he always gave. Especially to the one woman he loved with everything he had in him. After the love of his life, Vix, was murdered he gave up on loving and dating completely. He couldn’t...

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The Winter Reunion

Everyone knows the woman in the "viral” video that hit two million views on YouTube. Humiliated, Tamar Johnson changed her name and disappeared behind the embarrassing video that captured her losing her virginity on prom night. But who was the guy?NFL Running Back...

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What She Don’t Know

Remi Montell knows heartache all too well. After losing her adoptive parents as a teenager, she found solace in a relative’s home. Her aunt helped shape her formative years and inspired her to reach for her dreams, no matter how unimaginable they may seem. Now, Remi...

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Rescued by the Love of a Real One

Michelle is a struggling single mother, but with all things considered, she is making it. Accepting her responsibility as such makes it easier to deal with the sub-par help she gets from the father of her child. Working as a paramedic, she loves her job and her son....

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On Pointe

She’s in the mood for a little distraction . . . but will she take a chance?Bina MacLaine is having a rough time. Still haunted by an ugly breakup that meant walking away from her fiancé and her high-rise apartment, now the dance teacher faces the possibility of...

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At the Hands of Persons Unknown

WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION • “A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.”—The New York Times This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on...

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The Coldest Love of All

The most twisted love story...Imagine being closely connected to eight people that you don’t know.Different occupations and backgrounds that all fatally intertwine.Being dangerously in love with with one person that is full of lies and secrets.Every corner you turn,...

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Adored by a New York Drug Lord 3

Two months have passed since Urban left Normani, not only dealing with a damaged body, but a broken heart as well. Promising to never fall foolishly in love with another man again, Normani starts over with the very charming Bull, who is able to give her everything...

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The Lands of Aurellia & Caro

Welcome to the Kratius; a mirror image of the world separated only by magic.This is where humans live in the Wastelands, mermaids live in the waters, and Vampires rule the seven kingdoms. But these aren't just your average bloodsuckers; these vampires use magic and...

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Nana

Monica Stephens never knew her birth mother. Raised by a strict but loving adoptive parent, she blossomed into a woman with a thriving career as a pediatrician and a family of her own. But sometimes, she wondered about her origins. Especially her biological...

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Bahama Love

Money can't buy him love, and trust is worth more to her than what is in his bank account.American-Bahamian Nathan Cooper, family owns a multi-billion dollar International resort company. However Nathan had learned early on – more money equals more problems....

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A Love So Crazy

Love will make you do some crazy things, especially when you’re loving the wrong one!Toni is carrying on a forbidden extramarital affair with Russell Sullivent, one of the richest and sexiest men in Houston. Their affair is so tender that it leaves both of them...

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Sara’s Song

Song, Book 1 The Julia Street Series spans the cruel 1940's through the turbulent 1960's. From the South side of Chicago to South Berkeley, in the shadow of the East Berkeley Hills, Sara Jameson has been called Colored, Negro, Black and African American all in one...

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The Invisibles

The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only...

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Rhode Island Red

This New York noir tale of a saxophone-playing amateur detective takes some jazzy twists Saxophonist Nanette Hayes, a majestic five-foot-ten-inch Grace Jones lookalike with hot style, lives for the music of her jazz forebears. Self-taught Nan is no Charlie Parker, but...

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Bullet to the Heart

Cameron and Phaedra know what it’s like to survive day to day. Coming from the neighborhood they grew up in, hard times were just a way of life. Throughout their teenage years, they relied on each other. In the midst of coming up in broken homes, they always made sure...

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They Call Me Mr. G-Spot

Troy Anderson is the self-proclaimed Mr. G-Spot because he knows how to make a woman reach the ultimate mind-blowing orgasm. Since his divorce, he's been in-between the sheets with woman after woman, never really forming a connection with any of them. Because of his...

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The Red Scot

She'll be the greatest fight of his life…Bradyn 'The Red Scot' MacTavish is the best heavyweight MMA fighter in the world, despite his humble beginnings as the fat kid growing up. A tragedy that befell his life changed him and made sure that he never felt helpless...

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Mama Day

A “wonderful novel” steeped in the folklore of the South from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Women of Brewster Place (The Washington Post Book World). On an island off the coast of Georgia, there’s a place where superstition is more potent than any...

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The Real Friends of Atlanta

Black Chyna and Treasure hail from downtown hot Atlanta. Best friends since childhood they experience highs, lows, and everything in between together. Treasure is unemployed with high hopes of making it out the hood. Black Chyna is a kept woman who struggles to keep...

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I’ll Go to War for Your Love

Naj had everything she ever wanted; a successful business, the love and support of her family, and the man of her dreams. But when a tragedy strikes that leaves her company in flames, Naj is left devastated. To make matters even worse, her mother is also murdered...

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Dirty Laundry

In her award-winning Charlotte Justice novels, Paula L. Woods has created a rare blend of mystery, suspense, and an unflinching social critique of urban, multiethnic America. Featuring an African American homicide detective in the LAPD’s elite Robbery-Homicide...

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The Freedom Star

COMPELLING HISTORICAL FICTION-The Freedom Star is a riveting, character-driven saga of two families, one owned by the other, at the outbreak of America’s Civil War. One reader calls it, “Powerful and evocative.” Another describes it as, “Just one of those special...

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Heated

Jerilyn desperately wants a better life for her family, but with her mother locked up and her unpredictable sister, she finds that she is always in an uphill battle. Finally, she gets a little break, but her baby daddy and his criminal ways are determined not to see...

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The Gandy Dancer

“It has it all...mystery, romance, history, love and hate.”His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he can’t even remember accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. Then his...

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Going Solo

Moving on is not so easy! Carson Bell had a lovely voice, a heart of gold, and was no slouch in the looks department. He was single handedly bringing up his daughter, Mia, because his wife, Alice, abandoned them when Mia was just a baby. Alice decided to come back...

read more

You’re the Air That I Breathe

Life in the trenches was never easy for Fire since a young age. He’s been dealt a hand that he can’t put down. Nothing good is coming from the mishaps and heartaches. With his head below water, he has the faith of a mustard seed and is hoping for a change. Be careful...

read more

Bouquets & Berettas

Whoever said you won’t miss a good thing until it’s gone was speaking facts, especially when it comes to twenty-eight-year-old New Jersey Hill. After up and leaving Jersey eight years ago to pursue her education at Michigan State University, she’s back for one reason....

read more

You Won’t Love Me Until I’m Gone

Love at first sight………Was that even real? Not for Keir. He just wanted to get some money and get the hell up out of the hood.Love wasn’t in the cards for him and he didn’t care because he didn’t want it or need it. Or so he thought… That was until he ran into Ever,...

read more

Going Home in Chains

Shifting between the Caribbean and America, these stories arrive doused in magic, musicality and humor. From the title story about a man trapped in the nightmarish glare of post 9/11 scrutiny after he forgets a bag in Grand Central Station; to the deliciously funny...

read more

What Hurts The Most

Tangela is back and struggling to find love again. After spending almost a year in Savannah, she returns to Atlanta, GA, with a heart still torn between Kacey and Quintez. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and after fighting with hers for so long, she is...

read more

Selfie

A "harmless" picture taken on a camera phone stirs up more trouble than Renae Watson and her cousin Lataya Farroll ever imagined. Immediately Renae gets help from her boyfriend's legal connections, but it's only days before Lataya and one of her lovers end up in a...

read more

Sexy in Stilettos

You can call me a playboy if you want. After all, I love fast cars and faster women.I’m only home to dig my wayward step-brother out of another mess. I have zero plans on staying. Until I meet little miss uptight, list-maker who’s never had any fun. She needs a date...

read more

Dear Vanity

Vanity wanted a happy life after losing her parents. She struggled daily to stay close to God the way her mother wanted. As hard as she tried to devote her life to God, she wasn’t happy with her life. After seeing Echon, she couldn’t get him out of her head. He caused...

read more

A Toast to Love

True love wasn’t always something that Hazel received although it was something he always gave. Especially to the one woman he loved with everything he had in him. After the love of his life, Vix, was murdered he gave up on loving and dating completely. He couldn’t...

read more

The Winter Reunion

Everyone knows the woman in the "viral” video that hit two million views on YouTube. Humiliated, Tamar Johnson changed her name and disappeared behind the embarrassing video that captured her losing her virginity on prom night. But who was the guy?NFL Running Back...

read more

What She Don’t Know

Remi Montell knows heartache all too well. After losing her adoptive parents as a teenager, she found solace in a relative’s home. Her aunt helped shape her formative years and inspired her to reach for her dreams, no matter how unimaginable they may seem. Now, Remi...

read more

Rescued by the Love of a Real One

Michelle is a struggling single mother, but with all things considered, she is making it. Accepting her responsibility as such makes it easier to deal with the sub-par help she gets from the father of her child. Working as a paramedic, she loves her job and her son....

read more

On Pointe

She’s in the mood for a little distraction . . . but will she take a chance?Bina MacLaine is having a rough time. Still haunted by an ugly breakup that meant walking away from her fiancé and her high-rise apartment, now the dance teacher faces the possibility of...

read more

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION • “A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.”—The New York Times This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on...

read more

The Coldest Love of All

The most twisted love story...Imagine being closely connected to eight people that you don’t know.Different occupations and backgrounds that all fatally intertwine.Being dangerously in love with with one person that is full of lies and secrets.Every corner you turn,...

read more

Adored by a New York Drug Lord 3

Two months have passed since Urban left Normani, not only dealing with a damaged body, but a broken heart as well. Promising to never fall foolishly in love with another man again, Normani starts over with the very charming Bull, who is able to give her everything...

read more

The Lands of Aurellia & Caro

Welcome to the Kratius; a mirror image of the world separated only by magic.This is where humans live in the Wastelands, mermaids live in the waters, and Vampires rule the seven kingdoms. But these aren't just your average bloodsuckers; these vampires use magic and...

read more

Nana

Monica Stephens never knew her birth mother. Raised by a strict but loving adoptive parent, she blossomed into a woman with a thriving career as a pediatrician and a family of her own. But sometimes, she wondered about her origins. Especially her biological...

read more

Bahama Love

Money can't buy him love, and trust is worth more to her than what is in his bank account.American-Bahamian Nathan Cooper, family owns a multi-billion dollar International resort company. However Nathan had learned early on – more money equals more problems....

read more

A Love So Crazy

Love will make you do some crazy things, especially when you’re loving the wrong one!Toni is carrying on a forbidden extramarital affair with Russell Sullivent, one of the richest and sexiest men in Houston. Their affair is so tender that it leaves both of them...

read more

Sara’s Song

Song, Book 1 The Julia Street Series spans the cruel 1940's through the turbulent 1960's. From the South side of Chicago to South Berkeley, in the shadow of the East Berkeley Hills, Sara Jameson has been called Colored, Negro, Black and African American all in one...

read more

The Invisibles

The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only...

read more