Black Authors : A Suggested Book List

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  1. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was on Barnes and Noble's website and I did a few searches for Black poetry, Black spirituality, and Pan-Africanism. Here are a few books (that cost 20 and under) that I suggest.

    (Goes from least expensive to most expensive)

    1. Life: The Lore and Folk Poetry of the Black Hustler

    Dennis Wepman, Ronald B. Newman, Murray B. Binderman
    Price: 3.50

    2. Black Zodiac

    Charles Wright
    Price: 3.98

    3. Black Voices: An Anthology of African-American Literature

    Edited by Abraham Chapman, Malcolm X
    Price: 8.95

    4. My House

    Nikki Giovanni
    Price: 9.00

    5. Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America

    Roland S. Martin
    Price: 9.95

    6. Love Poems

    Nikki Giovanni
    Price: 11.20

    7. No Disrespect

    Sister Souljah
    Price: 11.70

    8. After Hours (Black Erotica)

    Edited by Robert Fleming
    Price: 12.60

    9. Blessed Health: The African-American Woman's Guide to Physical and Spiritual Well-Being

    Melody T. McCloud, Angela Ebron
    Price: 12.60

    10. Sound the Trumpet! Messages Sent to Empower Black Men

    Darryl D. Sims (Editor)
    Price: 12.60

    11. Meditations with the Lakota: Prayers, Songs, and Stories of Healing and Harmony

    Paul Steinmetz
    Price: 12.95

    12. Return of the Amasi Bird: Black South African Poetry

    Tim Couzens (Editor), Essop Patel
    Price: 12.95

    13. Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace

    Angel Kyodo Williams
    Price: 13.00

    14. Sleeping with the Dictionary

    Harryette Mullen
    Price: 13.45

    15. Quilting the Black Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems

    Nikki Giovanni
    Price: 13.56

    16. Black Butterfly: A Journey Through Life, Love, and Spirituality

    Alisha N. Scott
    Price: 13.95

    17. Black Book: Poetry of Thought

    Gene Rhea Tucker
    Price: 14.95

    18. Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation 1968-1988

    James H. Cone
    Price: 15.00

    19. Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African-American Women

    Akasha Gloria Hall
    Price: 15.00

    20. Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl's Guide to Enlightenment

    Angela Watrous (Editor)
    Price: 16.95

    21. Spirituality of African Peoples: The Search for a Common Moral Discourse

    Peter J. Pains
    Price: 18.00

    22. Heroism in the New Black Poetry

    D.H. Melhem
    Price: 18.00

    23. Chocolate Thoughts

    S. James Guitard
    Price: 18.36

    24. Black Spirituality and Black Consciousness: Soul, Force, Culture, and Freedom in the African

    Carlyle Fielding Stewart
    Price: 18.95

    25. Blacks

    Gwendolyn Brooks
    Price: 19.95

    26. Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love

    Asra Nomani
    Price: 19.96

    27. Resurrection Song: African-American Spirituality

    Flora Wilson Bridges
    Price: 20.00

    Remember, books help us to grow and learn!!

    Peace

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    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good list, Play...thanks sis!

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    tyte list of many
    i have a few so far will get more .....Thankz
     
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    to see how all the topics correlate,I suggest the POLAR BEAR THEORY by JOHN WOODARD. :)
     
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    thanks ......
     
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    my personal favorite is restoring broken vessels by

    victoria L. johnson
    much,
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    ANOTHER VERY GOOD BOOK .....(((THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK)))
    BY ....W.E.B.DuBois .............211 pages like 6 bucks
     
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    Here are a few more 4 the library I consider must haves:

    The Destruction of Black Civilization (Great Issues of a Race From 4500 BC to 2000 AD)
    written by Chancellor Williams $17.95

    From N!ggas to Gods Vols.1&2 by Akil $12.95 & $14.95 respectively.

    The Mis-Education of the Negro by The father of Black History week, later known as black history month, Carter G. Woodson $9.95

    And my all time favorite.The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader by the man himself, Amiri Baraka, can't give U a price cuz I took it from a library, oops.


    Thank U 4 the others, I gotta check 'em out.
     
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