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Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,” Half of a Yellow Sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent...
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Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Knopf
Pages: 477
Format: Hardcover

One of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

LONGLISTED 2015 - International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young...

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Homegoing: A novel

Yaa Gyasi · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah's 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016, Winner of 2017 PEN Hemingway...
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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe · Everyman's Library
Pages: 181
Format: Hardcover

THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line...
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The Old Drift: A Novel

Namwali Serpell · Hogarth
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

An electrifying debut from the winner of the 2015 Caine Prize for African writing, The Old Drift is the Great Zambian Novel you didn't know you were waiting for

On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement...
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston
Format: Paperback

A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who dont know how to live properly. —Zadie SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their...
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Beloved

Toni Morrison · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Toni Morrison--author of Song of Solomon and Tar Baby--is a writer of remarkable powers: her novels, brilliantly acclaimed for their passion, their dazzling language and their lyric and emotional force, combine the unassailable truths of experience and emotion with the vision of legend...
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The Color Purple

Alice Walker · Harcourt
Format: Paperback

To søstres udvikling gennem tredive a'Šr belyses af breve, de skriver til hinanden og til Gud. De er fattige sydstatsnegre, og den ene bliver hjemme, mens den anden rejser til Afrika som missionær
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson · Random House
Pages: 622
Format: Book

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From...
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Parable of the Sower

Octavia E Butler · Grand Central Publ.
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight...
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Salvage the Bones: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward · Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Eschs father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesnt show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking...
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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

JESMYN WARD · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

*WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for FICTION
*A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017
*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize
*Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal
*Finalist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize
*Publishers...
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Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison · Modern Library/Random House
Pages: 572
Format: Print book

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeInvisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks,...
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Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin
Format: Paperback

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial...
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The Shadow King: A Novel

Maaza Mengiste · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

"A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." -- Salman Rushdie

In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini's looming invasion. As the battles...

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Brit Bennett · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together...
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The Revisioners: A Novel

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton · Counterpoint
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Few capture the literary world's attention with their debut like [Sexton] did; her first novel, A Kind of Freedom, was nominated for the National Book Award. . . Her anticipated follow-up offers a bracing window into Southern life and tensions, alternating between two women's...

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Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

Alix...
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The Mothers: A Novel

Brit Bennett · Riverhead Books
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Ferociously moving ... despite Bennett's thrumming plot, despite the snap of her pacing, it's the always deepening complexity of her characters that provides the book's urgency." -The New York Times Book Review

"Luminous...
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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Alyssa Cole · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning ... Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change...
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Kindred

Octavia E Butler · Beacon Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana...
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The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin · Orbit
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange...
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The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates · One World
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

"This potent book about America's most disgraceful sin establishes...
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