RHAPSODY. Nadezda Obradovic, editor.
Stories about the contemporary African
ALL OUR WOUNDS FORGIVEN. Julius Lester.
A provocative novel of the civil rights
years and their major players.
"A racial incident has tragic consequences
in Mississippi in 1937."
BETTY. Walter Mosley.
Easy Rawlins, President Clinton's favorite
detective, is back.
GOLD. Anita Richmond Bunkley.
Two African-American families in 1920's
HORNET. James Sallis.
Lew Griffin returns to the scene of the
crime to find a sniper who has killed six people.
AMONG THE TALENTED TENTH. Barbara Neely.
Blanche is called on to find a murderer in
an exclusive all black resort.
EYES, MEMORY. Edwidge Danticat.
12-year-old Sophie must leave her beloved
Haiti and join her mother in New York.
AND SISTERS. Bebe Moore Campbell.
Loyalties based on race and gender
complicate relations in a Los Angeles workplace.
A LOVE STORY. Ama Ata Aidoo.
A love story in contemporary urban Africa.
SONG: A NOVEL. Brenda Lane Richardson.
A story of a man and woman who love each
other, and have everything except what they really
want-- a happy marriage.
OF LIGHT. Cyrus Colter.
A Princeton dropout moves to Paris to
establish a homeland for wandering blacks.
WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. April Sinclair.
Coming of age during the Civil Rights
THE RIVER. Caryl Phillips.
"A desperate foolishness. The crops
failed. I sold my children."
STRUTTERS: A NOVEL. Wesley Brown.
Jim Crow, a dancing Kentucky slave, is
rented to a minstrel show, and has to compete
against an Irish immigrant.
OF THE ARK. Louis Meriwether.
Slaves steal a Confederate steamboat and
flee to the Union forces.
THAT REMAIN: A NOVEL. Steven Corbin.
Two brothers, one light skinned-- one
dark, one straight-- one gay.
ENTERPRISE: A NOVEL. Michelle Cliff.
Two black women own several hotels that
double as refuges for runaway slaves.
RIGHT WITH GOD. Lionel Newton.
Teenage Lucas wrestles with the
ambiguities of sex, love, religion, and his own
COUNTRY: A NOVEL. Percival Everett.
A humorous and haunting rewrite of the
great American western.
QUIET. Eleanor Taylor Bland.
The only black female police detective in
a small town runs into personal and professional
complications when she investigates a murder.
SEARCH OF SATISFACTION. J. California Cooper.
Two generations of a mixed slave/white
family pull their relatives and neighbors into
AS I AM: A NOVEL. E. Lynn Harris.
Race, bisexuality, and AIDS are the themes
in this story of the power of love.
RESURRECTION OF THE DAUGHTER. Ntozake Shange.
A sensual and artistic renegade is haunted
by the suffering of people of color and her own
MAD MAN. Samuel R. Delany.
A graduate student begins to take on the
characteristics of the depraved man he is
OF THE SOWER. Octavia E. Butler.
An 18-year-old woman who feels others'
pain attempts to sensitize a dehumanized world.
B. Chester B. Himes.
A crime novel, published posthumously,
about a black revolution that destroys America.
PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER. Barbara Chase-Riboud.
Fiction biography of Thomas Jefferson's
illegitimate black daughter.
DEAD. Hugh Holton.
Chicago's top cop learns that 188 people
have disappeared from a local museum.
PRICE YOU PAY: A NOVEL. Barbara Summers.
Black models keep dying in this
"Sparkling with lyricism....of these most
RETURN OF SIMPLE. Langston Hughes.
Previously unpublished Simple stories, and
some old favorites.
OF PASSAGE. Richard Wright.
Never before published story of a runaway
who contends with street violence, racism, and
THE BABIES. Linda Raymond.
Martha and Nettie tell each other their
life stories while they rock sick babies in an Ohio
SERPENT'S GIFT. Helen Elaine Lee.
Can two families, thrown together because
of tragedy, become whole.
AND LOVERS. Connie Briscoe.
Three sisters cope with their very
different problems in Washington, D.C.
OUT SEVEN. Jess Mowry.
A sheltered teenager is introduced to
street violence when he moves to Oakland.
SLEEPER WAKES: HARLEM RENAISSANCE STORIES BY WOMEN.
Mary Knopf, editor.
OF ENCHANTMENT. Ben Okri.
Azaro, the spirit child, continues his
journey through the realm of the spirit world and
the world of reality, in this sequel to "The
SAME LONG BONES. Gwendolyn Parker.
A black community struggles to build new
housing without white interference.
THE BONE. Anne-Christine d'Adesky.
Political intrigue and violence in Haiti
lead an American human-rights worker to the death
squads in a search for a missing peasant activist.
THIS. Jervey Tervalon.
Survival and doom compete on the streets
of South Central Los Angeles.
ROMANCE: A NOVEL OF NEW YORK IN THE '80s. Nelson
A tale of big city love and moral
confusion-- told from his point of view.
selected list was compiled by: Moonyean
Carlton, General Library Reader and Information
Services; Catherine Clancy, General Library Teen Services; Marylou Coveney, South End Branch; Sara Markell, Codman Square Branch. Winsome Hudson, Brighton
Branch, Committee Chairperson.