Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

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The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award™ is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. This award consists of prizes for the show more highest quality writing in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. show less
All, Winner (77), Finalist (17), Nominee (295)
All, 2023 (25), 2022 (20), 2021 (9), 2020 (21), 2019 (17), 2018 (19), 2017 (21), 2016 (16), 2015 (19), 2014 (18), 2013 (14), 2012 (14), 2011 (15), 2010 (16), 2009 (15), 2008 (18), 2007 (17), 2006 (18), 2005 (18), 2004 (17), 2003 (17), 2002 (18)
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Winner 77

A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times: Stories by Meron HaderoDebut Fiction2023
Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James HannahamGeneral Fiction2023
By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners by Margaret A. BurnhamHistorical Nonfiction2023
Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross GayMemoir Nonfiction2023
Concentrate: Poems by Courtney Faye TaylorPoetry2023
Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by TL HuchuSpeculative Fiction2023
This Life: A Novel by Quntos KunQuestDebut Fiction2022
The Trees by Percival EverettFiction2022
Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War by Howard W. FrenchNonfiction2022
No Ruined Stone by Shara McCallumPoetry2022
Remembrance by Rita WoodsDebut Fiction2021
Telephone by Percival EverettHurston/Wright Legacy Award2021
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia ChatelainNonfiction2021
Seeing the Body: Poems by Rachel Eliza GriffithsPoetry2021
Africaville: A Novel by Jeffrey ColvinDebut Fiction2020
A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella ForbesFiction2020
Solitary by Albert WoodfoxNonfiction2020
Exiles of Eden by Ladan Ali OsmanPoetry2020
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-SpiresFiction2019
May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem by Imani PerryNonfiction2019
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance HayesPoetry2019
The Talented Ribkins by Ladee HubbardDebut Novel2018
Black Moses by Alain MabanckouFiction2018
The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya MilesNonfiction2018
semiautomatic (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Evie ShockleyPoetry2018
Damnificados: A Novel (Spectacular Fiction) by JJ Amaworo WilsonDebut Fiction2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadFiction2017
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America by Kali Nicole GrossNonfiction2017
Bestiary: Poems by Donika KellyPoetry2017
Mourner's Bench: A Novel by Sanderia FayeDebut Fiction2016
Delicious Foods by James Hannahamfiction2016
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela NewkirkNonfiction2016
Forest Primeval: Poems (Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award) by Vievee FrancisPoetry2016
The Moor's Account by Laila LalamiFiction2015
Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir by Elizabeth NunezNon-Fiction2015
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia RankinePoetry2015
Half Blood Blues by Esi EdugyanFiction2013
The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics by Frederick HarrisNonfiction2013
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (American Poets Continuum) by Lucille CliftonPoetry2013
Mr. Fox by Helen OyeyemiFiction2012
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement by Tomiko Brown-NaginNonfiction2012
The new black (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Evie ShockleyPoetry2012
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle EvansFiction2011
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel WilkersonNon-Fiction winner2011
Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 by Elizabeth AlexanderPoetry2011
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival EverettFiction winner2010
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin D. G. KelleyNon-Fiction winner2010
Sonata Mulattica: Poems by Rita DovePoetry winner2010
Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems: 1966-2009 by Haki R. MadhubutiPoetry winner2010
Say You're One of Them by Uwem AkpanFiction2009
Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid by Frank B. Wilderson, IIINon-Fiction winner2009
The Headless Saints (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by Myronn HardyPoetry winner2009
She's Gone by Kwame DawesDebut Fiction2008
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazFiction2008
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge DanticatNon-Fiction winner2008
Bouquet of Hungers: Poems by Kyle DarganPoetry winner2008
Ancestor Stones by Aminatta FornaDebut Fiction2007
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. JonesFiction2007
Unbowed: a Memoir by Wangari MaathaiNon-Fiction winner2007
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2006
The Long Mile: The Shango Mysteries by Clyde W. FordContemporary Fiction2006
Freshwater Road by Denise NicholasDebut Fiction2006
My Jim by Nancy RawlesFiction2006
Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin by John Hope FranklinNon-Fiction winner2006
A Woman's Worth: A Novel (Strivers Row) by Tracy Price-ThompsonContemporary Fiction2005
Graceland by Chris AbaniDebut Fiction2005
Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?: A Fantastical Tale by Maryse CondéFiction2005
Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De VeauxNon-Fiction winner2005
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDebut Fiction2004
Hunting in Harlem by Mat JohnsonFiction2004
In Black and White: the Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by Wil HaygoodNon-Fiction winner2004
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari JonesDebut Fiction2003
The Heart of Redness by Zakes MdaFiction2003
Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies by Elizabeth McHenry2003
Gabriel's Story by David Anthony DurhamDebut Fiction2002
In the Shadow of a Saint: A Son's Journey to Understand His Father's Legacy by Ken WiwaNon-Fiction winner2002
Erasure by Percival Everett2002

Finalist 17

Nominee 295

A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times: Stories by Meron HaderoDebut Fiction2023
Finding La Negrita by Natasha Gordon-ChipembereDebut Fiction2023
Nightcrawling by Leila MottleyDebut Fiction2023
Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James HannahamGeneral Fiction2023
People Person by Candice Carty-WilliamsGeneral Fiction2023
The Islands: Stories by Dionne IrvingGeneral Fiction2023
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-ValdezGeneral Fiction2023
Mother Country: A Novel by Jacinda TownsendGeneral Fiction2023
By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners by Margaret A. BurnhamHistorical Nonfiction2023
We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power by Caleb GayleHistorical Nonfiction2023
Claude McKay: The Making of a Black Bolshevik by Winston JamesHistorical Nonfiction2023
Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures) by Robert O'MeallyHistorical Nonfiction2023
Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross GayMemoir Nonfiction2023
This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown by Taylor HarrisMemoir Nonfiction2023
Invisible Boy by Harrison MooneyMemoir Nonfiction2023
Black Boy Smile: A Memoir in Moments by D. WatkinsMemoir Nonfiction2023
Concentrate: Poems by Courtney Faye TaylorPoetry2023
We Are Not Wearing Helmets: Poems by Cheryl Boyce-TaylorPoetry2023
Plans for Sentences by Renee GladmanPoetry2023
Null landing by Isaiah A. HinesPoetry2023
To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness by Robin Coste LewisPoetry2023
Best Barbarian: Poems by Roger ReevesPoetry2023
Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by TL HuchuSpeculative Fiction2023
Goliath by Tochi OnyebuchiSpeculative Fiction2023
The Last Dreamwalker by Rita WoodsSpeculative Fiction2023
Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi AbrahamDebut Fiction2021
The Coyotes of Carthage by Steven WrightDebut Fiction2021
Ring Shout by P. Djèlí ClarkFiction2021
The Freedom Artist by Ben OkriFiction2021
Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar (Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Winner) by Ron A. AustinDebut Fiction2020
As a River by Sion DaysonDebut Fiction2020
Speaking of Summer by Kalisha BuckhanonFiction2020
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-BennFiction2020
Gingerbread by Helen OyeyemiFiction2020
The World Doesn't Require You: Stories by Rion Amilcar ScottFiction2020
The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson SextonFiction2020
Open Season: The Systemic Legalization of Discrimination by Ben CrumpNonfiction2020
Think Black: A Memoir by Clyde W. FordNonfiction2020
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya HartmanNonfiction2020
We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClainNonfiction2020
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon YoungNonfiction2020
Night Angler (American Poets Continuum) by Geffrey DavisPoetry2020
1919 by Eve L. EwingPoetry2020
& more black by t'ai freedom fordPoetry2020
Library of Small Catastrophes by Alison C. RollinsPoetry2020
Syncope by Asiya WadudPoetry2020
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahFiction2019
A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel BrinkleyFiction2019
Brother by David ChariandyFiction2019
Washington Black by Esi EdugyanFiction2019
She Would Be King by Wayétu MooreFiction2019
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. CarterNonfiction2019
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney C. CooperNonfiction2019
Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing by Wil HaygoodNonfiction2019
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese LaymonNonfiction2019
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. StewartNonfiction2019
Approaching the Fields: Poems by Chanda FeldmanPoetry2019
DiVida by Monica A. HandPoetry2019
Mend: Poems (Contemporary Poetry And Prose) by Kwoya Fagin MaplesPoetry2019
Crosslight for Youngbird by Asiya WadudPoetry2019
What We Lose by Zinzi ClemmonsDebut Fiction2018
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers SolomonDebut Fiction2018
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka ArimahFiction2018
The Tragedy of Brady Sims by Ernest J. GainesFiction2018
Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter KimaniFiction2018
The Woman Next Door by Yewande OmotosoFiction2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn WardFiction2018
Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. by Danielle S. AllenNonfiction2018
Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy by Sheryll CashinNonfiction2018
Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History by Camille T. DungyNonfiction2018
City of Bones: A Testament (Triquarterly Books) by Kwame DawesPoetry2018
Trophic Cascade by Camille T. DungyPoetry2018
In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCraePoetry2018
Ordinary Beast: Poems by Nicole SealeyPoetry2018
Incendiary Art: Poems by Patricia SmithPoetry2018
Blackass by A. Igoni BarrettDebut Fiction2017
Born On a Tuesday by Elnathan JohnDebut Fiction2017
The Mother by Yvvette EdwardsFiction2017
The Loss of All Lost Things by Amina GautierFiction2017
The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction2017
Swing Time by Zadie SmithFiction2017
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline WoodsonFiction2017
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-ScottNonfiction2017
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. KendiNonfiction2017
The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome by Alondra NelsonNonfiction2017
In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina SharpeNonfiction2017
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary YoungeNonfiction2017
The Crown Ain't Worth Much by Hanif AbdurraqibPoetry2017
play dead by francine j harrisPoetry2017
Third Voice: Poems by Ruth Ellen KocherPoetry2017
Rapture: Poems by Sjohnna McCrayPoetry2017
Thief in the Interior by Phillip B. WilliamsPoetry2017
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi JacksonDebut Fiction2016
The Fishermen by Chigozie ObiomaDebut Fiction2016
The Sellout by Paul BeattyFiction2016
The Turner House by Angela FlournoyFiction2016
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo JohnsonFiction2016
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo OkparantaFiction2016
The Lost Child by Caryl PhillipsFiction2016
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth AlexanderNonfiction2016
Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic by Gerald HorneNonfiction2016
Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture by Ron StodghillNonfiction2016
Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness by Harriet A. WashingtonNonfiction2016
The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America by D. WatkinsNonfiction2016
The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris AbaniFiction2015
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael BeahFiction2015
An Untamed State by Roxane GayFiction2015
Land of love and drowning : a novel by Tiphanie YaniqueFiction2015
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle S. AllenNon-Fiction2015
Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities) by Saladin AmbarNon-Fiction2015
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowNon-Fiction2015
Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America by Bob HerbertNon-Fiction2015
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible by Charles E. Cobb Jr.Non-Fiction2015
Revising the Storm (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America) by Geffrey DavisPoetry2015
We Didn't Know Any Gangsters by Brian GilmorePoetry2015
Digest (Stahlecker Selections) by Gregory PardloPoetry2015
The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Poets, Penguin) by Willie PerdomoPoetry2015
King Me by Roger ReevesPoetry2015
The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami2015
The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed2015
Every Boy Should Have a Man by Preston L. AllenFiction2014
We Need New Names by NoViolet BulawayoFiction2014
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. JacksonFiction2014
See Now Then by Jamaica KincaidFiction2014
The Good Lord Bird by James McBrideFiction2014
The gospel according to Cane by Courttia NewlandFiction2014
Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri BookerNonfiction2014
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley CrouchNonfiction2014
The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights by William P. JonesNonfiction2014
Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora by Emily RaboteauNonfiction2014
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn WardNonfiction2014
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven WilderNonfiction2014
What We Ask Of Flesh by Remica L. BinghamPoetry2014
Hemming the Water (Stahlecker Selections) by Yona HarveyPoetry2014
Darktown Follies: Poems by Amaud Jamaul JohnsonPoetry2014
The Cineaste: Poems by A. Van JordanPoetry2014
The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets) by Adrian MatejkaPoetry2014
Silverchest: Poems by Carl PhillipsPoetry2014
Elsewhere, California: A Novel by Dana JohnsonFiction2013
The Cutting Season: A Novel by Attica LockeFiction2013
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana MathisFiction2013
Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction2013
There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua AchebeNonfiction2013
Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City by Natalie HopkinsonNonfiction2013
Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free by Sara Lawrence-LightfootNonfiction2013
The End of American Lynching by Ashraf H. A. RushdyNonfiction2013
Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery by Heather Andrea WilliamsNonfiction2013
But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise by Lillian-Yvonne BertramPoetry2013
me and Nina by Monica HandPoetry2013
Crossbones by Nuruddin FarahFiction2012
Silver Sparrow by Tayari JonesFiction2012
You Are Free: Stories by Danzy SennaFiction2012
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn WardFiction2012
Zone One by Colson WhiteheadFiction2012
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-PerryNonfiction2012
Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes-PittsNonfiction2012
One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga WainainaNonfiction2012
My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir by Mark WhitakerNonfiction2012
Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis GirmayPoetry2012
Life on Mars: Poems by Tracy K. SmithPoetry2012
Glorious by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction2011
How to Read the Air by Dinaw MengestuFiction2011
Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezFiction2011
Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans by Rosalyn StoryFiction2011
How to escape from a leper colony : a novella and stories by Tiphanie YaniqueFiction2011
John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith GilyardNonfiction2011
The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. JacksonNonfiction2011
Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation by Rawn James Jr.Nonfiction2011
Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth by Ben ShapiroNonfiction2011
Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton WilliamsNonfiction2011
Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems by Thomas Sayers EllisPoetry2011
Lighthead by Terrance HayesPoetry2011
Blonde Roots by Bernardine EvaristoFiction2010
The Trial of Robert Mugabe by Chielo Zona EzeFiction2010
Big Machine: A Novel by Victor LaValleFiction2010
Black Water Rising by Attica LockeFiction2010
Sag Harbor by Colson WhiteheadFiction2010
Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamusNonfiction2010
Sweet Thunder: the Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson by Wil HaygoodNonfiction2010
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama by Gwen IfillNonfiction2010
Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial by James A. MillerNonfiction2010
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City by William Julius WilsonNonfiction2010
Gospel by Samiya BashirPoetry2010
Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem by Mitchell L.H. DouglasPoetry2010
Holding Pattern: Stories by Jeffery Renard AllenFiction2009
Stand the Storm: A Novel by Breena ClarkeFiction2009
Blood Colony by Tananarive DueFiction2009
Song Yet Sung by James McBrideFiction2009
Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn WardFiction2009
The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family by Sheryll CashinNonfiction2009
The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi CoatesNonfiction2009
Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and Into Legend by Gretchen Holbrook GerzinaNonfiction2009
Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. GiddingsNonfiction2009
Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power by Marcus ReevesNonfiction2009
Please (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by Jericho BrownPoetry2009
Warhorses: Poems by Yusef KomunyakaaPoetry2009
Like Trees, Walking: A Novel by Ravi HowardDebut Fiction2008
Them by Nathan McCallDebut Fiction2008
The Guyanese Wanderer: Stories (The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature) by Jan CarewFiction2008
The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel by Maryse CondéFiction2008
Measuring Time by Helon HabilaFiction2008
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence HillFiction2008
The Opposite House by Helen OyeyemiFiction2008
The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why by Jabari AsimNonfiction2008
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, by Sylviane A. DioufNonfiction2008
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi AliNonfiction2008
The Deepest South: The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade by Gerald HorneNonfiction2008
On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century by Sherrilyn A. IfillNonfiction2008
Conversion by Remica L. BinghamPoetry2008
Quantum Lyrics: Poems by A. Van JordanPoetry2008
Unburnable by Marie-Elena JohnDebut Fiction2007
Get Down: Stories by Asali SolomonDebut Fiction2007
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction2007
Dominion: A Novel by Calvin BakerFiction2007
Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction2007
Jump at the Sun by Kim McLarinFiction2007
Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'oFiction2007
The Last 'Darky': Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora (A John Hope Franklin Center Book) by Louis Chude-SokeiNonfiction2007
Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley by Christopher John FarleyNonfiction2007
BookMarks: Reading in Black and White: A Memoir by Karla F. C. HollowayNonfiction2007
The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging by Kym RagusaNonfiction2007
The River Flows on: Black Resistance, Culture, And Identity Formation in Early America by Walter C. RuckerNonfiction2007
Wind in a Box (Poets, Penguin) by Terrance HayesPoetry2007
The Architecture of Language by Quincy TroupePoetry2007
Who Does She Think She Is? by Benilde LittleContemporary Fiction2006
Love on the Dotted Line: A Novel by David E. TalbertContemporary Fiction2006
Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe by Doreen BainganaDebut Fiction2006
Upstate by Kalisha BuckhanonDebut Fiction2006
Joplin's Ghost by Tananarive DueFiction2006
Pride of Carthage: A Novel of Hannibal by David Anthony DurhamFiction2006
The Untelling by Tayari JonesFiction2006
Dancing in the Dark by Caryl PhillipsFiction2006
Third Girl from the Left by Martha SouthgateFiction2006
My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances BerryNonfiction2006
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood by Donald BogleNonfiction2006
Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists by Lisa E. FarringtonNonfiction2006
Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays On Race and Sexuality (Sexual Cultures Series) by Dwight A. McBrideNonfiction2006
Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition by Cheryl A. WallNonfiction2006
Shifting Through Neutral by Bridgett M. DavisContemporary Fiction2005
Bling: A Novel by Erica KennedyContemporary Fiction2005
The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi EdugyanDebut Fiction2005
The Darkest Child by Delores PhillipsDebut Fiction2005
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge DanticatFiction2005
American Desert by Percival EverettFiction2005
Links by Nuruddin FarahFiction2005
The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes MdaFiction2005
The Man in My Basement by Walter MosleyFiction2005
The Black Interior by Elizabeth AlexanderNonfiction2005
The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream by Sheryll CashinNonfiction2005
Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge by Ellis CoseNonfiction2005
The End of Blackness by Debra J. DickersonNonfiction2005
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa by Howard W. FrenchNonfiction2005
A Place Between Stations: Stories by Stephanie AllenDebut Fiction2004
Daughter by Asha BandeleDebut Fiction2004
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori ParksDebut Fiction2004
Knee-Deep in Wonder: A Novel by April ReynoldsDebut Fiction2004
Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-RiboudFiction2004
The Polished Hoe by Austin ClarkeFiction2004
The Salt Roads by Nalo HopkinsonFiction2004
The Known World by Edward P. JonesFiction2004
A Distant Shore by Caryl PhillipsFiction2004
Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie BoydNonfiction2004
Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman's African Journey by Lynne DukeNonfiction2004
Always Wear Joy: My Mother Bold and Beautiful by Susan Fales-HillNonfiction2004
Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity by E. Patrick JohnsonNonfiction2004
Somebody's Someone: A Memoir by Regina LouiseNonfiction2004
A Little Piece of Sky by Nicole Bailey-WilliamsDebut Fiction2003
River Woman by Donna HemansDebut Fiction2003
Fifth Born by Zelda LockhartDebut Fiction2003
Gigantic by Marc NesbittDebut Fiction2003
Song of the Water Saints by Nelly RosarioDebut Fiction2003
The Ecstatic by Victor LaValleFiction2003
Discretion by Elizabeth NunezFiction2003
Douglass' Women : A Novel by Jewell Parker RhodesFiction2003
Without a Name and Under the Tongue by Yvonne VeraFiction2003
Water Street by Crystal WilkinsonFiction2003
Passed On: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial by Karla F. C. HollowayNonfiction2003
Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius by Lawrence JacksonNonfiction2003
The Herndons: An Atlanta Family by Carole MerrittNonfiction2003
American Skin: Pop Culture, Big Business, and the End of White America by Leon E. WynterNonfiction2003
Breathing Room by Patricia ElamDebut Fiction2002
The Red Moon by Kuwana HaulseyDebut Fiction2002
Break Any Woman Down by Dana JohnsonDebut Fiction2002
Greenwichtown: A Novel by Joyce PalmerDebut Fiction2002
The Dying Ground by Nichelle D. TrambleDebut Fiction2002
October Suite by Maxine ClairFiction2002
Bombingham by Anthony GroomsFiction2002
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction2002
He Sleeps: A Novel by Reginald McKnightFiction2002
Fearless Jones by Walter MosleyFiction2002
On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker by A'Lelia BundlesNonfiction2002
Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story by Michael DatcherNonfiction2002
Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooksNonfiction2002
Impossible witnesses : truth, abolitionism, and slave testimony by Dwight A. McBrideNonfiction2002
The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939 by Paul RobesonNonfiction2002


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