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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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The Pleasure of Pain

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Money Can’t Buy Love

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The Bionics

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Under Covers

Naomi Savoy is five days away from marrying Jordan Lennox, the man of her dreams, when she is faced with her worst nightmare. Her sister is missing. When her search for her sister sets her on a path into her past, she is forced to ask for help from the last person on...

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The Score

GOING ONCE . . . Identity theft mastermind Lauren Kelly has always had a taste for the finer things. With her lover and accomplice, Matt Connors, by her side, there’s nothing she can’t buy or steal. But she’s not the only one…   GOING TWICE . . . When their partner,...

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If She Were Blind

Laney Wylde was named a winning author in the 2018 Southern California Book Festival for Best General Fiction Novel of the Year.When the courtroom fails, lawyer Estlyn Collins delivers justice outside the legal system. She refuses to rely on others— but when a...

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Truth Hurts, Lies Kill

At only 18, SK is young, ruthless and on the run. After committing a crime that forces him out of his home state of South Carolina, he finds himself all alone in the streets of Philadelphia. Without a familiar face to turn to, SK is forced to learn to survive....

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When Love Hurts

I've lost my grandmother to a heart attack, the house to foreclosure, and now I'm living in Chicago with a man I swear is cheating on me. I thought he was my soul mate but I was wrong, and now I feel…I just feel…."I love this book…I couldn't put this book...

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Unbreakable

Shaniqua and her on again/off again boyfriend Ronny have one hell of a relationship. Ronny is every woman's dream. He’s charming, his money is long and he has the prettiest set of green eyes that the ladies just love. Shaniqua is not only his stripper girlfriend of 4...

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Lil Mama From the Projects 2

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Vindicated

She’s a distraction he can’t resist…A spark ignites the moment security specialist, Hamilton Crosby, meets stuntwoman, Dakota Sherrod. She’s like no other woman he’s ever met. But Hamilton never ignores his gut, and his gut tells him to stay clear of the enticing...

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Happiness in Jersey

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Cna Thots

Cassandra Piece, better known as Cassie, is a young and sheltered rich kid from Chicago's suburbs turned out by a young trap prince, or so she thinks. Kerron Davis is the man of her dreams and nothing, not even her loving parents will stop her from being with a dude...

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Blessed With Crazy

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Crazy in Love

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A Woman Scorned

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After the Honeymoon

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Freshmen Fifteen

"Hello, my name is Chris." Would have been a perfect way for Chris to introduce himself to Laila at the frat party, but no instead he danced up her leg. Although Laila was attracted to Chris, was he someone she wanted to be involved with? He's a senior and she's a...

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A Broken Girl’s Journey

Lakea Johnson is a 14-year-old girl growing up in the crime riddled streets of Memphis, TN. She is forced to endure unthinkable turmoil and pain at the hands of those who are supposed to protect her, leaving her battered and broken time after time. Lakea's life is...

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Safe With Me

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What She Don’t Know

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Still Crazy II and III

Chicago author Kevin Allen almost lost his wife because of an infidelity. Not onlt dd he sleep with his college sweetheart Yolanda, but she stalked him after having a three way with a very young woman named Kitty. Kitty has become pregnant after the tryst and leaves...

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Under Covers

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Sugar

"Strong and folksy storytelling...think Zora Neale Hurston...Sugar speaks of what is real." --The Dallas Morning NewsFrom an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and...

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Dhata Mays

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Diondray’s Discovery

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Love and Injustice

What if her innocence doesn't matter?Tori Clarkson has spent her life fighting for justice as a prosecutor. Now, she can't even save her own career.Detective Cody Erickson needs her help to save some missing kids.She is powerless to help him this time.Will he...

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Things You Can’t Tell Mama

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Flawless

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Bumped

If he’s too good to be true…Elle Nixon thought she had the perfect life. She's the go-to girl on the LA party scene as a music publicist. Her boyfriend, Diego, is the icing cake. Handsome. Charismatic. Rich. Before she can tell him she’s pregnant, he disappears with...

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The Pleasure of Pain

In this twisted tale you will be introduced to Tess, Iris, Vanessa, Ebony and Bless who find out that The Pleasure of Pain is a true testament that we always want what we shouldn’t have. Tess is a strong determined business woman by the day and queen of the streets by...

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Keeping Secrets

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it? That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding; he who had sworn never to get...

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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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Status

In social media, nothing is what it seems …STATUS by Jordan BelcherTyesha Fenty is a beautiful 22-year-old mother of one very precocious little girl—and an unashamed internet addict. Between taking care of her daughter and posting updates about her life via the Web,...

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Addicted to Him

Rashard Peterson is an all around perfect catch. For any woman that can tame him that is. He’s the quarterback for UMA and he’s both family and goal oriented. Rashard can have any woman he wants and makes sure to get a taste of each one. With the perfect package, it's...

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Money Can’t Buy Love

One of the happiest times in a young woman's life is when she is in love and one of the most confusing times in a young man's life is when he's in a relationship with that young woman who is in love. Young couples in love often make haste decisions based on their...

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The Bionics

A heart-pumping futuristic thrill-ride set in a frightening dystopian society. 2016 Once Upon A Book Award Winner. It is the year 4006, and nuclear war has come to the United States. With tens of thousands killed and countless more injured or terminally ill from the...

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Under Covers

Naomi Savoy is five days away from marrying Jordan Lennox, the man of her dreams, when she is faced with her worst nightmare. Her sister is missing. When her search for her sister sets her on a path into her past, she is forced to ask for help from the last person on...

read more

The Score

GOING ONCE . . . Identity theft mastermind Lauren Kelly has always had a taste for the finer things. With her lover and accomplice, Matt Connors, by her side, there’s nothing she can’t buy or steal. But she’s not the only one…   GOING TWICE . . . When their partner,...

read more

If She Were Blind

Laney Wylde was named a winning author in the 2018 Southern California Book Festival for Best General Fiction Novel of the Year.When the courtroom fails, lawyer Estlyn Collins delivers justice outside the legal system. She refuses to rely on others— but when a...

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Truth Hurts, Lies Kill

At only 18, SK is young, ruthless and on the run. After committing a crime that forces him out of his home state of South Carolina, he finds himself all alone in the streets of Philadelphia. Without a familiar face to turn to, SK is forced to learn to survive....

read more

When Love Hurts

I've lost my grandmother to a heart attack, the house to foreclosure, and now I'm living in Chicago with a man I swear is cheating on me. I thought he was my soul mate but I was wrong, and now I feel…I just feel…."I love this book…I couldn't put this book...

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Unbreakable

Shaniqua and her on again/off again boyfriend Ronny have one hell of a relationship. Ronny is every woman's dream. He’s charming, his money is long and he has the prettiest set of green eyes that the ladies just love. Shaniqua is not only his stripper girlfriend of 4...

read more

Lil Mama From the Projects 2

Things are finally starting to look up for Cherish since her enemies are out of the way. She's pregnant by the man of her dreams and is surrounded by true friends and family. Things couldn't be better, but in Cherish's world all good things come to an end. Will she...

read more

Vindicated

She’s a distraction he can’t resist…A spark ignites the moment security specialist, Hamilton Crosby, meets stuntwoman, Dakota Sherrod. She’s like no other woman he’s ever met. But Hamilton never ignores his gut, and his gut tells him to stay clear of the enticing...

read more

Happiness in Jersey

The only thing in Jersey Kincaid’s world that she has time for are keeping her grades up so that she doesn’t lose her scholarship to South Texas University, playing the bass in her band, The Prototype, and satisfying her coffee addiction. Oh, and the occasional random...

read more

Cna Thots

Cassandra Piece, better known as Cassie, is a young and sheltered rich kid from Chicago's suburbs turned out by a young trap prince, or so she thinks. Kerron Davis is the man of her dreams and nothing, not even her loving parents will stop her from being with a dude...

read more

Blessed With Crazy

The Crazy and Spiritual Enlightenment of Izzy.Diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder at a young age, she has been battling her inner demons the majority of her life and has given up all hope that she will ever live a normal life and attain a normal, healthy,...

read more

Crazy in Love

Back on top . . .   R&B singer Chantel Evans had it all, until the Princess of Love Ballads lost everything. First, a very public betrayal by her lover and the death of her mother lead to a career-ending mental breakdown. Then, at the same time, her attorney makes off...

read more

Falling for the Wrong One

Charlise Stanton is the epitome of success. As the heir apparent to her family’s business empire, she seems to have it all… on the surface. Privately, she struggles to find the one thing she really wants… real love.Darryl Wynn is living the dream… or, he was until a...

read more

A Woman Scorned

Deja Gamble is a good woman. She's beautiful, successful and hard working. She works hard in both career and marriage. Mark Gamble is a handsome, successful and powerful man that is madly in love with his wife. Mercedes is a beautiful, sexy and calculating woman who...

read more

After the Honeymoon

Synopsis: You can have a man’s money, materialistic things, sex, and you can even have his children; but you have nothing unless you have his heart.Angeline St. Jean-Aeikan gained just that: Desmond Londell-Obins Aeikan’s heart, as well as his everlasting love, mind,...

read more

Freshmen Fifteen

"Hello, my name is Chris." Would have been a perfect way for Chris to introduce himself to Laila at the frat party, but no instead he danced up her leg. Although Laila was attracted to Chris, was he someone she wanted to be involved with? He's a senior and she's a...

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