Boston Public Library
Black Is... 1995: International
Booklists for Adults

*AFRICAN WOMEN: THREE GENERATIONS. Mark Mathabane.
The author of "Kaffir Boy" looks at life for a South African woman-- through interviews with his grandmother, mother, and sister.

*AMAN: THE STORY OF A SOMALI GIRL. Virginia Barnes and Janice Boddy, editors.
Aman tells anthropologists Barnes and Boddy of her life in Somalia, from her birth in 1952 to the present.

ARISTIDE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The Haitian leader's vision for his country.

BEYOND A BOUNDARY. C.L.R. James.
A reprint of a West Indian classic.

CHAINED TOGETHER: MANDELA, DE KLERK, AND THE STUGGLE TO REMAKE SOUTH AFRICA. David Ottaway.
An American journalist looks at South Africa after apartheid.

CROWNS OF GLORY, TEARS OF BLOOD: THE DEMERARA SLAVE REBELLION OF 1823. Emilia V. DaCosta.
Primary sources tell the story of the 1823 slave rebellion in Demerara, present-day Guyana.

NELSON MANDELA SPEAKS: FORGING A DEMOCRATIC NONRACIAL SOUTH AFRICA. Nelson Mandela.
Addresses, interviews and public letters since the African National Congress leader's 1990 release from prison.

NIGHT OF FIRE: THE BLACK NAPOLEON AND THE BATTLE FOR HAITI. Martin Ros.
A biography of Toussaint Louverture, the leader of the slave revolt which established the Haitian Republic.

THE RAINBOW PEOPLE OF GOD: THE MAKING OF A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION. Desmond Tutu.
A collection of the archbishop's speeches, letters and sermons-- from the 1976 Soweto Uprising to the recent democratic election.

SMALL ACTS: THOUGHTS ON THE POLITICS OF BLACK CULTURES. Paul Gilroy.
A Black British sociologist examines contemporary British racism.

TO HELL WITH PARADISE: A HISTORY OF THE JAMAICAN TOURIST INDUSTRY. Frank F. Taylor.
Trouble in paradise.

THE USES OF HAITI. Paul Farmer.
Haiti, past and present, and the role of U.S. policy.

*Recommended for Teens

This 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.