Some of the best novels were written by artistic and gifted Black women. Books like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)” by Maya Angelou and “The Color Purple (1944)” by Alice Walker paved the way for Black female writers everywhere. Being able to depict unsettling and gripping retelling of their personal stories and fictional ones so intensely and vividly is one of the many reasons why books written by Black women have become the literary landscape of the 21st Century. We get to experience and explore dialogues on class, capitalism, race, family, love, and more.
We believe Black writers have some of the strongest and most vivid voices in literature so it is only right that we share with you some of our favourite reads by Black women so you can expand your library and immerse yourself in their stories.