Books by Black American Authors Everyone Should Read
You should always celebrate and appreciate African American authors and their work, not just during black history month, every day of the year. Literature is the best way to honor the work of writers who share some of the mesmerizing stories of different communities. Thanks to the work of African American authors, people understand the accomplishments and struggles of black people in America. From many wise artists such as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin to Marlin James and the most prominent leader, Obama, we have created a list of all-time best-selling books of black authors you must read and add to your reading list.
Queenie by Candice Carty Williams
Candice Carty Williams is the renowned African American author of the Sunday Times’ best-selling, Queenie. She is a renowned author and has written for Vogue International, Guardians, Beat Magazine, Black Ballad, and more. She lives in south London.
Her book Queenie is the most talked-about book of 2019. The story revolves around a 25 years old journalist in London who attempts to recover from a breakup that makes her miserable. But while on the path of finding the light in the dark, she witnesses other hurdles, questionable decisions, and then a few more problematic men get in her way. You should read it and know what you like most about the book.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf – Marlon James
Marlon James is another African American author born on 24 November 1970. He wrote four remarkable books other than his exceptional work, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, John's Crow Devil, The Book of Night Women, The History of Seven Killings, and many more.
Black leopard, the red wolf is already being recognized as one of the year's best books. It is James' epic fantasy that honors African mythology. It includes history with intense African mythology. In it, a hunter named Tracker must find a mysterious missing boy with the help of mercenaries. If you are interested in African mythology, it must already be on your reading list.
Other than these books, you must give shots to the following books:
- Kindred by Octavia Butler
- Well-read black girl by Glory Edim
- Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
- Such a fun age by Kiley Reid and
- Many more.