By now you’re probably aware that the word “black” is inextricably tied to a wide range of cultural and political issues, from Black Lives Matter to slavery and black history.
But the word is often a dirty word in our community, one that many in our white, middle-class, urban enclaves choose to ignore.
And while many white, affluent people have made great strides in reclaiming the word and reclaiming its meaning over the past few decades, there are still too many black writers who are silenced by the same cultural assumptions that plague white people.
Here are nine books that will teach you to embrace black literature and make it a better place.1.
The Black Woman by Nneka JenkinsThis is one of the few books that explores black women’s sexuality and sexuality politics in the modern world.
Jenkins writes about Nnekea, a Black American woman who became an activist for black women, and the struggles she endured as a Black woman in the 1970s and 1980s.
The book is a personal account of Nnekee’s life, and her relationship with her sexuality.
Jenkins also addresses issues of racism in the Black community and the role of women in the movement.
The narrator of the book is Nneko, who describes how her family is in the shadow of a white man’s wealth and power.2.
The Vagina Monologues by Noreen OgboguNoreen is an author of the New York Times best-seller “The Vagina Monkey” and a member of the National Center for Women and Girls.
The author of “The Nanny: The Untold Story of the Birth of the Female Body” and “The Sex Life of My Uncle: A Mother’s Diary,” Norene has also written about her experiences as a woman in a White woman’s world.
Norees memoir is also a collection of essays and a series of poems about her personal experiences of being a Black Woman in the U.S. Today, Noreena is known for writing a series called “A Mother’s Daughter” that includes her daughter, Mavis, who is now a writer.3.
The Wretched by Jodelle FerlandThis memoir by Jody Ferland was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2016 and is the most comprehensive work of writing about Black women in America.
The narrative of Jodelelle is an intimate portrait of the Black Woman, and its impact on Black women and their lives.
Jodelles story begins as a White student in the 1960s who is accused of stealing from a White classmate.
She is expelled from the University of Alabama, where she is forced to move in with her Auntie Jodela.
Jody’s experience as a young woman is often the focus of the novel.
Her father, who works as a coal miner, offers Jodella a job in the coal mines, but Jodels mother, who had fled her father for the North, warns her not to get too close to the coal mine because it could be a trap for her father.
She eventually moves to a boarding house and eventually moves into the Black family.
Jodi is an articulate and gifted writer whose story and the story of her Aunties struggles is central to the book.4.
The Nanny by Niekea JenkinsThe Black Woman is a memoir about Nieka, a young Black woman who grew up in an upper-middle-class white suburb in rural Mississippi.
Her life has been a struggle of self-acceptance and survival.
Niekas life is not always easy.
Her mother is a violent and abusive woman, and she has been separated from her father since the age of five.
Nnieka is a tomboy at home, but she struggles to fit in at school and her peers dismiss her.
She struggles with depression and anger.
Nnakea’s life as a person is not what it should be.
Her story is one that is rarely told in the book because it is not a story that is told well, and often times not for lack of interest.5.
The First Word: The Life of Annette Davis by Patricia JonesThis book is not your typical memoir.
Instead, it is a story about an artist, who was an immigrant to the United States.
In a time when many artists and writers were fleeing their homes, the artist lived her life in her own country and became an American.
This story of an immigrant’s journey is told through an artist’s eyes.
Her parents were murdered and her mother is the only child.
The story of Anette Davis is a moving story of the lives of immigrants and refugees in the United State.
Annette is a Black lesbian, immigrant, and a Black artist, writer, and activist.
Her work is so influential, and so influential that she has since been honored by the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and is one the few Black women who have