Literary African American Writers

Below are literary books by African American authors.

Some of these are obvious timeless classics . . .

Others will become classics in time . . .

The rest, you’ll find, are very good reading.

All of these books are available through the libraries of the CLEVNET Consortium — many are owned by the Cleveland Hts-University Hts. Public Library System.

Interested in one or more of these books? Click the mouse on the book title to read more about it and order it from your local CLEVNET library.

Angelou, Maya
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Baldwin, James
If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel
Butler, Octavia
Carter, Stephen
The Emperor of Ocean Park
Cooper, J. California
Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime
Ellison, Ralph
Invisible Man
Everett, Percival
Erasure: A Novel
Gaines, Ernest
A Lesson Before Dying
Golden, Marita
After: A Novel
Haley, Alex
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Hurston, Zora Neale
Their Eyes were Watching God
Iweala, Uzodinma
Beasts of No Nation: A Novel
Jones, Edward P.
The Known World
Kincaid, Jamaica
Autobiography of my Mother
Morrison, Toni
Beloved: A Novel
Naylor, Gloria
The Women of Brewster Place
Packer, Z.Z.
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Parks, Gordon
The Learning Tree
Prewitt, J. Everett
Snake Walkers
Southgate, Martha
The Fall of Rome: A Novel
Tademy, Lalita
Cane River
Toomer, Jean
Walker, Alice
The Color Purple
Walker, Margarte
Whitehead, Colson
John Henry Days: A Novel
Wideman, John Edgar
Sent for You Yesterday
Wright, Richard
Native Son

One comment on “Literary African American Writers

  1. […] more unusual. As I was researching the African American writer, Chester Himes, for inclusion in a Literary African American author list that we were compiling, I began reading a biographical Internet article […]

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