Monday, February 05, 2007
BLACK CLASSIC READING LIST
Angelou, Maya.I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)Armstrong, William H.SounderBaldwin, JamesGo Tell It on the Mountain (1953)Another Country (1962)Going to Meet the ManBambara, Toni Cade.Gorilla, My Love (1972)Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones).The Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones Reader (1991)Brooks, Gwendolyn.Blacks (1987)Butler, Octavia.Kindred (1979)FledglingWild SeedChildress, Alice.Trouble in Mind (1955)Cooper, Anna Julia.A Voice from the South (1892)Cruse, Harold.The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967)Cullen, Countee.On These I Stand (1947)Delany, Martin R.Blake; Or the Huts of America (1859-61)Douglass, Frederick.Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an AmericanSlave (1845)The Heroic Slave (1853)Dove, Rita.Thomas and Beulah (1986)Du Bois, W.E.B.The Souls of Black Folk (1903)Due, TananariveMy Soul to KeepThe BetweenDumas, Henry.Play Ebony, Play Ivory (1974)Ellison, Ralph.Invisible Man (1952), selected essaysEquiano, Olaudah.The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, orGustavus Vassa (1789)Evans, Mari.I Am the Black Woman (1970)Fuller, Charles.A Soldier's Play (1982)Gaines, Ernest J.Of Love and Dust (1967)Bloodline (1968)Lesson Before DyingThe Autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanA Gathering of Old MenGrimke, Charlotte Forten.The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke (1988)Haley, Alex.Roots (1976)Hansberry, Lorraine.A Raisin in the Sun (1959)Harper, Frances E. W.Complete Poems (1988)Harper, Michael.Images of Kin: New and Selected Poems (1977)Himes, Chester.If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945)Hughes, Langston.Mulatto (1935)The Big Sea (1940), selected poemsThe Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain." Nation 23 (June1926): 692-94The Best of Simple (1931)Selected Poems (1959)Hull, Gloria T., Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith, eds.But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies (1982)Hurston, Zora Neale.Mules and Men (1935)Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)Hughes, Langston.Jacobs, Harriet.Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)Johnson, James Weldon.The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912)God's Trombones (1927)Kennedy, Adrienne.Funnyhouse of a Negro (1964)Larsen, Nella.Quicksand (1928), Passing (1929)Lorde, Audre.Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982)McKay, Claude.Home to Harlem (1928)Morrison, Toni.The Bluest Eye (1970)Beloved (1987)Sula (1973)Song of SolomonTar BabyNaylor, Gloria.The Women of Brewster Place (1982)Petry, Ann.The Street (1946)Sanchez, Sonia.I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems (1978)Shange, Ntozake.for colored girls who have considered suicide /when therainbow is enuf (1977)Toomer, Jean.Cane (1923)Walker, Alice.The Color Purple (1982)Walker, David.David Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles (1829)Walker, Margaret.For My People (1942)Jubilee (1966)Washington, Booker T.Up from Slavery (1901)Wheatley, Phillis.Selected poemsWideman, John Edgar.Brothers and Keepers (1984)Wilson, August.Fences (1986)Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1988)The Piano LessonWright, Richard.Native Son (1940)Black Boy (1945)Wheatley, Phyllis.Complete Works (1988)X, Malcolm & Alex Haley.The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)
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