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Popular African American Fiction


Popular African American Fiction (a.k.a. “Urban Fiction”)
Gere Branch (Oct 18 2004), and Bethany Branch (Oct 29 2004)
Julie B.

A selection of popular contemporary fiction written by African American authors.

Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler [Science Fiction]

I Wish I Had a Red Dress – Pearl Cleage [Fiction]

Breath, Eyes, Memory – Edwidge Danticat [Fiction]

The Last Defense – Christopher Darden [Mystery]

The Living Blood – Tananarive Due [Fiction/Horror]

The Good House – Tananarive Due [Fiction/Horror]

A Gathering of Old Men – Ernest J. Gaines [Fiction]

Going North – Janice Harrington [juvenile picture book]

The Known World – Edward P. Jones [Fiction]

Fear Itself – Walter Mosley [Mystery]

Devil in a Blue Dress – Walter Mosley [Mystery]

The Women of Brewster Place – Gloria Naylor [Fiction]

Stigmata – Phyllis Alesia Perry [Fiction]

A Taste of Reality – Kimberla Lawson Roby

Ain’t Gonna be the Same Fool Twice – April Sinclair [Fiction]

Leslie – Omar Tyree [Fiction]