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Re: Who's your favorite black/African author?

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Chimamanda Adichie. I especially love her book Americanah which I'm in the middle of reading now.

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As an African American myself, I love Sam Chege. Because of his Book "Life Is God’s Best Gift".
This book is all about African wisdom. He gathered around 365 proverbs in his book from all African countries.

He Say, "Africa is the birthplace of the human race, once great civilizations, and a place where knowledge, art, music, democracy, culture, trade, agriculture and wisdom first flourished. Her ancient crypts are rich with proverbs, enduring life lessons and pearls of wisdom that have universal application. But they are not well known. "
A friend suggested me his book, I bought it and really felt proud being an African American after reading the Book.

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Octavia E. Butler - I remember reading Kindred in middle school and it had such an impact on me!
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Chinua Achebe

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Definitely Toni Morrison!

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Walter Mosley! He's bi-coastal, having lived in both Los Angeles and New York, and he really understands life in a big city.

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Post by BreathofFreshAriel »

I've seen a couple mentions of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and I second that. It's great to see her getting some recognition because at least where I'm from not many know her. Zora Neale Hurston was a gem as well, I believe it was Mules and Men where she compiled a bunch of Black folklore from the south around where she grew up. She tells not just about all the stories she heard, but the way in which the people told her about them. Also, Bayard Rustin who wrote Time on Two Crosses. He was an openly gay man during the early civil rights movement, and he was INSTRUMENTAL in Martin Luther King Jr's life, but he was largely written out of history because of his sexual orientation.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Alan Paton. Half of a Yellow Sun and Cry, The Beloved Country are two of my favourite books from Africa.

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I am a massive fan of Ben Okri - he opened my eyes to magic realism and changed the way I read books.

I had the pleasure of interviewing him (20 minutes) when I was a reporter at a local newspaper. He was speaking at a book festival. He was engaging, polite, honest and even signed my tatty copy of The Famished Road.

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Tangier1 wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 18:41
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I recommend Purple Hibiscus it is a wonderful read.
I love her! Have you read Americanah also?

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I love Ta Nehisi Coates and re-read Between the World and Me all the time. I haven't read his most recent book, but I'm looking forward to it even though it got mixed reviews.

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My favorite has got to be Alexandre Dumas. I discovered The Count of Monte Cristo when I was 15 and LOVED it. I also liked The Three Musketeers but my favorite remains The Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas was an outstanding talent.
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I have loved and admired Margaret Ogola's novels for a long time, especially the famous River and the Source.

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Zoe Luh wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 15:45
I love Ta Nehisi Coates and re-read Between the World and Me all the time. I haven't read his most recent book, but I'm looking forward to it even though it got mixed reviews.
I also love Ta-Nehisi Coates. I loved Between the World and Me. It really stuck with me.
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Joe Hadithi wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 20:36
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Especially loved The River Between
I also enjoy Nguni Wa Thiongo’s works. Have you read Petals of Blood or The Wizard of the Crow? They’re both fantastic.

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