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!
From Left to Right:
Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist, The Salt Eaters , Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism, Wild Sweet Love, Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War, Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Paradise (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #3), Americanah, Iola Leroy: Shadows Uplifted, Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery, The Bluest Eye, At 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 Power, Sula, A Voice from the South (Schomburg Library of 19th Century Black Women Writers), More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, The Black Woman: An Anthology, When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America, Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters: A History of the Black Woman in America, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Centre
(all links go to Goodreads)