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  • yoooo, post great books by black authors, poets, historians, theorists, etc

    heres some must reads.

    richard wright - black boy & native son

    james baldwin - the fire next time, if beale street could talk

    the autobiography of malcolm x

    michelle alexander -the new jim crow: mass incarceration in the age of color blindness

    ta-nehisi coates - between the world and me

    w.e.b dubious- the souls of black folk (this one is dense as s***, but its beautiful and enlightening frfr)

    langston hughes - anything he wrote tbh

    rec me and others some more

  • history

    Mansa musa and the empire of Mali

    Precolonial black Africa

    The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia

    literary

    Disgrace - j m Coetzee

    Things fall apart - Achebe

    Will be Following this thread not that interested in African American literature/history but if anyone has recommendations on ancient African history or contemporary African literature please share

  • Finna pick one of these after im done with this book im reading rn. which one is the best in ur opinion?

  • yuuurp
    history

    Mansa musa and the empire of Mali

    Precolonial black Africa

    The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia

    literary

    Disgrace - j m Coetzee

    Things fall apart - Achebe

    Will be Following this thread not that interested in African American literature/history but if anyone has recommendations on ancient African history or contemporary African literature please share

  • john kurosawa

    Finna pick one of these after im done with this book im reading rn. which one is the best in ur opinion?

    I just downloaded the one about mansa musa and disgrace about a week ago from twitter recommendations. Really like Mansa Musa so far, super interesting part of ancient civilization we don’t hear often about. If your in the mood for non fiction or like the ancients I’d recommend that because it’s very outside of the traditional narratives we hear during black history month.

    I have precolonial black Africa and the one about orthodoxy In Ethiopia downloaded I haven’t read either cover to cover because they’re both pretty dense but if your interested in either of those subjects they’re supposed to be excellent.

    Read things fall apart in high school it’s very good was the first time I ever heard about colonialism. If you want something literary check that out.

  • I'll list some of my favorite black authors as soon as I come home later, got a lot of good lit recs

  • late but here's my recs @John_cassavetes :

    Cane by Jean Toomer

    Beloved by Toni Morrison (classic)

    The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (classic)

    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (classic)

    A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul <--- this book is pretty controversial, and I disagree with the author's possible underlying intentions, but it's really well-written

    Yaka by Pepetela

    The Fortunes of Wangrin by Amadou Hampaté BÂ (Mali is the cultural heart of Africa imo, so you can find a lot of good literature stowed away here)

    The Parachute Drop by Norbert Zongo

    For Bread Alone by Mohamed Choukri (made me actually tear up)

  • boutta read things fall apart first

  • Sike, halfway thru reading american exceptionalism and american innocence. crazy how indifferent and cold our country is lmfao. it veers on cartoonish villainy, but all these whites want is money and power, no regard for life outside their class in order to maintain theirs. And its easy for them to get what they want relying on the backs of the impoverished. they really just dont give a s***. Sad

    Also im guessing there are no black readers on ktt2

  • And Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

  • Bumpin

  • Read between the world and me a few days ago. I finished it in about 4-5 days. I feel like I have a much greaty empathy with african americans after understanding more of the problems they face in the U.S (I dont live in the US).

    I feel like I can (being in a minority myself) reflect many problems into my life myself even though not as systematic as it definitely happens and greatly happened in the US.

    Need some light reading now though, White Noise definitely isn't light, but I also want to have literal quality.

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