I Recommend | Black Literature

Apparently, this thing that I’m writing in now is called a description BAR and not a BOX. Yup, and it’s DUCK tape not DUCT tape.
Ummm, I think it’s safe to say I’m tired of talking about black people.

Books Shown

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/310258.The_Snowy_Day?from_search=true
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44184.Monster?from_search=true
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5984090-noughts-and-crosses?from_search=true
Perfect Peace by Daniel Black
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6969591-perfect-peace?from_search=true
Too Much of a Good Thing by Kimberla Lawson Roby
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/246084.Casting_the_First_Stone?from_search=true
The Long Fall by Walter Mosely
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4163411-the-long-fall?from_search=true
Sleeping With Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/181404.Sleeping_with_Strangers?from_search=true
Roots by Alex Haley
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/546018.Roots?from_search=true
The Feast of all Saints by Anne Rice
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43798.The_Feast_of_All_Saints?from_search=true
Antebellum by R. K. Thomas
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13092533-antebellum?from_search=true
Kindred by Octavia Butler
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60931.Kindred?from_search=true
Holler If You Hear Me by Michael Eric Dyson
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/148529.Holler_If_You_Hear_Me?ac=1
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42603.Black_Like_Me?from_search=true
The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106393.The_Coldest_Winter_Ever?from_search=true
Dutch by Teri Woods
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/339452.Dutch?from_search=true
The Cartel by Ashley and JaQuavis
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5953477-the-cartel?from_search=true
A House Is Not a Home by James Earl Hardy
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128055.A_House_Is_Not_a_Home?from_search=true
Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3697549-basketball-jones?from_search=true
For Colored Girls… When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shang
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58098.for_colored_girls_who_have_considered_suicide_when_the_rainbow_is_enuf?from_search=true
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorainne Hansberry
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5517.A_Raisin_in_the_Sun?from_search=true
The Sex Chronicles by Zane
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/169330.The_Sex_Chronicles?from_search=true
G-Spot by Noire
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/298019.G_Spot?from_search=true

Other Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Alice Walker
James Baldwin
Toni Morrison
Richard Wright
August Wilson
Sora Neale Hurson
Zadie Smith
Langston Hughes
Ralph Ellison
Gwendolyn Brooks
Jamaica Kincaid
Nikki Giovani
Maya Angelou

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Comments

YupIReadIt says:

Well thank you!

YupIReadIt says:

Keats books are just amazing!

YupIReadIt says:

Thanks for the recs!

Brunin Oficial says:

Heey Allyn!!! I’m from Brazil and I’m in love for your channel xD Keep doing this!!! And you make my booklist get bigger… Oh God, give me more money… LOL…
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YupIReadIt says:

Olá!
Yay! I’m glad you found me!

YupIReadIt says:

High like, next high?
I think I love him so much because he loves hip hop so much, but yea you should pick up something from him.
College the first time?
I actually had to cut books out!

Walkinthe Woods says:

I miss you.  Please come back 🙁

YupIReadIt says:

Yay! This makes me happy!

YupIReadIt says:

Thanks Didi!
What? No Zane? Not interested? I must say her writing is much more tasteful than some of the others I’ve read
All of the Shange book are on my to-read on goodreads!

Brown Girl Reading says:

Don’t know. I haven’t read any erotica that’s interested me yet. Will try Zane eventually.

YupIReadIt says:

Yay! I like this cover better than the others

Josephine Winter says:

my favourite ‘black’ book outside of africa is probably Brown Girl, Brown Stones which has all the feels, although it’s about Bajans in New York and growing up (my favourite plot). Inside africa, it’s Devil on the Cross by Ngugi wa Thiong’o one of my favourite books ever – bit intense, but very short, and what it says is so true. I generally don’t like short books but this is ace. UK-wise, the poet who’s just died, Derek Walcott, who wrote long very literaturey poems about the Caribbean (an eariler immigration to here that stopped with us abandoning our former colonies (no more passports) and joining the EU (whites only please) in the 1970s (i can’t keep politics out of anything, seriously) (but devil on the cross and ngugi in general is nothing if not political, but in a more generally applicable way, not a specific one, it’s not about some minor issue of 1970s Nigeria i promise)

YupIReadIt says:

Isn’t it great!

Mickie Mc01 says:

really good reviews on the books you name.  Just read a good book myself called Sunset on the Horizon by H M Hanlan.  I got the paperback as a gift from a friend who got it from http://www.lulu.com.  I look forward to your thoughts on it have you come across it yet? 

YupIReadIt says:

She is pretty friggin awesome!

YupIReadIt says:

Thank you! I’ve heard Didi from Frenchiedee mention you a couple of times!

Josephine Winter says:

have never read A Raisin in the Sun due to the title – like, what possessed them to call it that? really? but i will now, for sure

YupIReadIt says:

Ermegerd, I soooooo wish I could’ve been there to hear him speak!
The Spook Who Sat by the Door sounds amazeballs! Thanks!

YupIReadIt says:

Yay! You’re Welcome!

YupIReadIt says:

Confession… I haven’t actually read one of his novels. *shameful face*
I’m getting to him soon though!
Thanks for watching!

Josephine Winter says:

haha, makes a change from ‘toni morrison, james baldwin, maya angelou’ (last was huge in the 80s(my childhood)) which is all you hear in the UK because most black writing’s from America (because nearly all our immigrants are from Pakistan and Bangladesh and nearly all of them are muslims and keep very much to themselves for religion-morality reasons (a rather large number of them are convinced we’ll contaminate them with pork and alcohol and that all the women in Britain are prostitutes, and they tend to marry inter-family because that’s what you do on their countries and bringing someone over from Pakistan/etc is a big favour to bestow on their family, and family obligation and not incurring more of it is big in this kind of marriage decision (because mutual help is obligatory))) so they stay close to their culture and don’t write much and mostly are poor not middle class (ie not writers – most uk writers of colour are black or sikh or quite posh indian, not representative of our true immigration patterns) (nb intermarriage now stopped by UK govt. making it illegal to marry anyone foreign unless you’re rich) (nb i think our immigration rules and europe’s are plain racist, and i think we need to talk to our immigrant community and them to us, not this constantly pretending and ignoring on both sides, but i have autism and everyone else says i’m wrong and i accept i must be for reasons that, as an autistic, i’m incapable of comprehending)

YupIReadIt says:

No problem, all of his books are amazing!
Can’t believe you’ve never heard of him, then again it might be because you’re Canadian.

Jo the Great says:

Omg I haven’t seen that The Snowy Day in forever. MONSTER is amazing! I really want to read Roots & Queen.

YupIReadIt says:

I recently heard someone else mention her, can’t remember who though. Def gonna have to go check her out!
Thanks!

YupIReadIt says:

Yes! GO READ IT NOW!

cupofbooks says:

…hey, Allyn, want to read The Gilda Stories with me for Halloween? XD

I’ve never done a read along before, so the idea never even crossed my mind! Please don’t pretend-mad with me! But seriously, I’ve only read the first chapter so far, so I can put it on pause and read it with you.

BohistaNordica says:

Great help……….Thanks so much!

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