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Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy talent, we're highlighting 25 books by African-American authors you should add to your reading list today. Octavia Butler's Kindred is one of a string of novels she penned centering on black female protagonists, which was unprecedented in a white-male dominated science and speculative fiction space at the time. This story centers Dana, a young writer in s Los Angeles who is unexpectedly whisked away to the 19th century antebellum South, where she saves the life of Rufus Weylin, the son of a plantation owner. To paint an accurate picture of the slavery era, Butler told In Motion Magazine in , she studied slave narratives and books by the wives of plantation owners. Buy it on Amazon.
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These writers are not to be missed. Natalie Baszile is an essayist and the author of the novel Queen Sugar. Why you should read her: Queen Sugar is about a single mother who suddenly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana, and moves there from Los Angeles to make a new start for her and her daughter. You'll want to read this not only because it's a rewarding story of an uphill battle and deep transformation, but because it's also about to be adapted into a TV series by Ava DuVernay and co-produced by Oprah. He has also published work with Vertigo Comics, including a Hellblazer mini-series and the graphic novel Incognegro.
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