Friday, July 25, 2014

Book Recommendations for Black Women!

Hello Readers!

I'd like to share with you some of my favorite books that I own. 

They cover broad genres such as historical or sociological scholarship, romantic fiction, classic literature, Black feminist theory, non-fiction and they're American and non-American. But what they all have in common is that they are by and about Black women. 

Leave a comment below if you've read any of these and enjoyed them! Or leave your own book recommendations!

- Danielle

From Left to Right:
Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman NovelistThe Salt Eaters , Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesBlack Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New RacismWild Sweet LoveToo Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil WarBlack Women Novelists and the Nationalist AestheticIncidents in the Life of a Slave GirlTheir Eyes Were Watching GodParadise (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #3)AmericanahIola Leroy: Shadows UpliftedSisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-RecoveryThe Bluest EyeAt the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black PowerSulaA Voice from the South (Schomburg Library of 19th Century Black Women Writers)More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the AmericasScenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century AmericaAin’t I a Woman: Black Women and FeminismBlack Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, The Black Woman: An AnthologyWhen and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in AmericaBeautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters: A History of the Black Woman in AmericaKilling the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of LibertyFeminist Theory: From Margin to Centre 
(all links go to Goodreads) 

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  1. I have enjoyed so many of your posts so far please add me to your e-mail list. I tried to subscribe but it didn't work.

  2. Hello Danielle! I've been reading your blog for months and I'm always looking for new things to read. Thank you for sharing this list with us! :)


  3. Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! I've been looking for books of this nature for a way too long. I'm just glad that I found yours. Looking forward for your next post. Thanks :)

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