BLM: Books by Black Authors

BLM: Books by Black Authors
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Amplify Black voices—read books by Black authors. Check out some of our picks below.

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How Black Mothers Say I Love You

By Trey Anthony

Claudette still can’t forgive her mother for leaving. For six years of her childhood, Claudette and her sister Valerie were left with their grandmother while their mother, Daphne, moved from Jamaica to the United States to start a new chapter for their family. But in that ... Read more

Descent into Night

By Edem Awumey
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

WINNER - Governor General's Literary Award for TranslationTranslated from French by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott. From Goncourt Prize finalist a beautiful and brilliant new novel. With a nod to Samuel Beckett and Bohumil Hrabal, a young dramatist from a West African nation ... Read more

Such a Lonely, Lovely Road

By Kagiso Lesego Molope

Winner of the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing, 2019Coming out in South Africa. Kabelo Mosala has been the perfect child, bright and attractive. In his small South African community, it is expected that he will return after university to join his ... Read more

My Totem Came Calling

By Blessing Musariri & Thorsten Nesch

Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suffers from unexplained memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing her totem animal, a zebra, in all sorts of places. But nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized ... Read more

The Old Songs

By Madeline Coopsammy

Tessa comes of age as the advent of Independence on a small British Caribbean island disturbs the status quo and establishes a new class and race hierarchy in a country that historically was a polyglot nation. As East Indians living in straitened circumstances in a city in which ... Read more

Days by Moonlight

By Andre Alexis

Almost a year to the date of his parents' death, botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip by his parents' friend Professor Morgan Bruno. Professor Bruno wants company as he tries to unearth the story of the mysterious and perhaps ... Read more

Fifteen Dogs

By Andre Alexis

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2015 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS
 

— I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human ... Read more

Canada's Forgotten Slaves

Text by Marcel Trudel
Translated by George Tombs

Canada's Forgotten Slaves is a ground-breaking work by one of French Canada's leading historians, available for the first time in English. This book reveals that slavery was not just something that happened in the United States. Quite the contrary! Slavery was very much a part ... Read more

The Talking Drum

By Lisa Braxton

It is 1971. The fictional city of Bellport, Massachusetts, is in decline with an urban redevelopment project on the horizon expected to transform this dying factory town into a thriving economic center. This planned transformation has a profound effect on the residents who live ... Read more

Maple Leaf Rag

By Kaie Kellough

Maple Leaf Rag is a dynamic, jazz-infused riff on Canadian culture. With rhythm and edge, Kaie Kellough's verbal soundscape explores belonging, dislocation and relocation, and national identity from a black Canadian perspective. This collection of poems is both written word and ... Read more