#africanamericanliterature

  1. Today's Recommended Reading: The erudite former slave takes the reader through his life, his philosophy, his faith and the reality of being the property of someone else in Frederick Douglass' The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Heartily recommended. #history #reading #books
  2. 15 famous black poets with inspirational poems about black history

    By Ryan Mutuku Black History Month traces back to 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. In that pivotal year, Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Thei
  3. Exclusive Interview: “Weird Black Girls” Author Elwin Cotman

    In my new Q&A with author Elwin Cotman about his short story collection "Weird Black Girls," one line instantly convinced me this was one to read: "Whenever I write a new story, I'm trying to write something different from the story before." 📖 👧🏿👧🏾👧🏾👧🏿 #ElwinCotman #ElwinCot
  4. A BLACK PHYSICIAN’S UNSPARING examination of the profound impact racism has on healthcare and health outcomes intertwines with stories of her own, her sister’s, and her mother’s lives as doctors. Thoughtful, deep, engaging. A MINUS #book #books #BooksPost #bookreview #bookreviews
  5. BLEAK, STUNNING ALTERNATE HISTORY, set in a US where white male supremacy is de jure as well as de facto the norm, intertwines the stories of a brilliant young Black woman seeking freedom and her 19th century ancestor. A MINUS #book #books #BooksPost #bookreview #bookreviews #Fict