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I love exploring the collective black experience through literature, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite reads that are especially relevant in our current socio-political climate.
From sci-fi classics such as Lilith's Brood to modern poetry collections like From the Dust We Rose, these 15 titles written by black authors shed light on the reality in which black folks live.
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
"The Heart of a Woman" by Maya Angelou
"Ruby" by Cynthia Bond
"Lilith's Brood" by Octavia Butler
"Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds" by Adrienne Maree Brown
"From The Dust We Rose" by Ociele Hawkins
"Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine
"The Warmth Of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson
"Brother, I’m Dying" by Edwidge Danticat
"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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