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Jen Nghishitende
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Re: Who's your favorite black/African author?

Post by Jen Nghishitende »

So many!!! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bessie Head, NoViolet Bulawayo, Frantz Fanon, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Brittney Cooper, Stuart Hall etc
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The late Margaret Ogola. The River and the Source is an example of some of the finest historical fiction ever.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americana and Zikora are absolute gems. Maya Angelou, her poems are life changing, especially her memoir 'I know why the caged bird sings." I love Toni Morrison too!
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Cswrawr wrote: 02 Apr 2018, 14:26 I would second Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, I loved Americanah.
I am going to continue to pile on and also recommend Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Purple Hibiscus and even her nonfiction.

Abu Daré is also worth a read
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Post by Jay_shon03 »

I don't have a favourite. I have favourites. Notable among them are:

Chinua Achebe
Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
Ngugi Wa Thiongo
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I really enjoy Akwaeke Emezi's work, very powerful, vivid and daring writer
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I recently read parts from "Notes of a Native Son" by James Baldwin and loved it. I have not read anything more by James, so I cannot say if he is my favorite.

I have also read "The Skin I'm In" and "The Life I'm In" by Sharon G. Flake and loved those books. However, those are the only two books I have read, so I also cannot say if she is my favorite author.

I read "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, which was a bit hard to read. However, I enjoyed it as well. I have only read that book, so I cannot say if Angie is my favorite author, either.

I just finished "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone and thought it was a beautiful book filled with many racial issues these days. It was a very emotional book, but I loved it regardless. I have not read any more of Nic's books, however.

My friend Nathan Hill wrote his first poetry book called "Rebirth", and he has a few more that I love. His books are filled with emotion, and as his friend, I can say that he is someone I also look forward to reading.

I also have to say, Phillis Wheatley. I have not been able to find a book by her but she was an inspiration and her writings inspired some of my own writing in my poetry novel.

I just recently started reading many African American books this year and have found them all very emotional and hard to read, but through it all, I have found some authors that make excellent books, which makes me like them all. I do not have a solid favorite one, though. I think they are all outstanding authors.

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