Boston Public Library
Black Is... 2002: International
Booklists for Adults

*Recommended for Teens

Big Men, Little People: The Leaders who Defined Africa
by Alec Russell.
African heads of state from the recent past and the present are insightfully evaluated.
DT352.6 R87 2000

The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
edited by Edwidge Danticat.
Thirty-three Haitians reflect on their experiences through essays and poetry.
PS508 .H33 B88 2001

The Graves are not yet Full: Race, Tribe and Power in the Heart of Africa
by Bill Berkeley.
Insightful reporting and historical analysis illuminate many of Africa's bewildering conflicts.
DT30.5 .B47 2001.

In The Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
by Michela Wrong.
The rise and fall of Mobutu's 32-year reign is chronicled.
DT658.25 W76 2001

Invisible Woman: Growing up Black in Germany
by Ika Hügel-Marshall.
The author created an impassioned memoir of growing up black in post-war Germany.
HQ1625 .H84 A3 2001

Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora
by Ronald Segal.
The continuing Islamic slave trade in Africa is detailed in a fascinating and horrifying account.
HT919 .S45 2001

Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa
by Ann Jones.
A veteran travel author takes a look at life and women in modern Africa as she searches for the legendary tribe of Lovedu.
DT12.75 J66 2001

*Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood
by Nega Mezlekia.
A vivid portrait of growing up in Ethiopia in the last half of the 20th century.
DT390.J54 M48 2001

This selected list was compiled by:

Marylou Coveney, Chairperson Dudley Branch

Denise DeBoer, Fields Corner Branch

Jacqueline Hogan, CLSO

Kathy Kire, Teen Services

Allen Knight, Uphams Corner Branch

Janice Knight, Codman Square Branch

Amy Manson, Connolly Branch

Margaret Phillibert, General Library, Adult Services

Richard Wintergreen, Adams Street Branch