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Between the world & me, ta nehisi coasts

The fire next time, James Baldwin 

Invisible man, Ralph Ellison

Land of love and drowning, tiphanje yanique 

The Underground Railroad, closon Whitehead 

Salvage the bones 

Men we reaped 

Sing unburied sing 

NW Zadie 

Feel free Zadie 

As I lay dying, Faulkner 

Gabriela, clove and cinnamon , Jorge amado 

Mud bound, Hillary Jordan 

Kitchen confidential, Anthony Bourdain

diarios de motocicleta, Che Guevara 



Honorable mentions (bought/was given & didnf read/haven’t finished) 


When breath becomes air (too sad)

Freshwater, akwaeke emezi 

The black West, black cowboys, black Indians William Loren Katz (research) 

Belonging: a sense of place bell hooks (hooks doesn’t edit her books for grammar I suppose? Couldn’t deal w that energy) 

When the line becomes a river 


Womanist poems , Alice walker 

(My kindle died and I can’t find the charger lol) 

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