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Remote Control
Remote Control

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa--a name that meant…

Libertie
Libertie

Libertie Sampson, a freeborn Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, is pushed by her mother, a doctor, to follow in…

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of an accomplished doctor and a strict…

The Son of Mr. Suleman
The Son of Mr. Suleman

Professor Pi Suleman is a black man from Memphis and proud of it. Still, he has to endure a lot (such as microaggressions…

Seven Days in June
Seven Days in June

Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer, who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall…

Walking on Cowrie Shells
Walking on Cowrie Shells

Pulling from mystery, horror, realism, myth, and graphic novels, Nkweti showcases the complexity and vibrance of…

The Sweetness of Water
The Sweetness of Water

With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in…

All the Water I've Seen Is Running
All the Water I've Seen Is Running

Having forged a new identity as a gay man in New York, Daniel Henriquez returns to the floodlands where he went to high…

Filthy Animals
Filthy Animals

In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American midwest, a…

The Other Black Girl
The Other Black Girl

Tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, Nella is thrilled when Hazel is hired. Soon a string of…

Of One Blood

Reuel Briggs, a Harvard medical student, falls in love with the enchanting singer Dianthe Lusk, and in order to offer her…

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

The meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s and their attempt to reunite one last time.

Caul Baby

The search for familial connection, the enduring power of tradition and the dark corners of the human heart.

The Kindest Lie

The heartbreaking divide between Black and white communities in contemporary America.

 

The Rib King

An intricately woven novel that centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family.

A Million Aunties

After a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean…

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

An intimate portrayal of interconnected lives, across race and class, in a rapidly changing resort town.
 

This Close to Okay

On a rainy October night, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man standing at…

Milk Blood Heat

Depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in tales that contemplate human connection, race, gender, inheritance, and the…

The Prophets

The forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation.

Black Buck

A young black man accidentally impresses a CEO, catapulting him into the opportunity of a lifetime. 

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