New year, new books! We’re absolutely thrilled to experience yet another phenomenal year of reading and to expand our perspective through the stories of others. The following reading list features upcoming books by Black authors spanning a wide range of genres, from deeply personal memoirs to contemporary romance.
There’s a promising collection of essays written by Zora Neale Hurston which includes over 35 years of her life’s work, and on the other side of the spectrum, we’ll be introduced to the very first works of authors such as Charmaine Wilkerson and Abi Ishola-Ayodeji. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will be releasing her collection of journals written from 1965 to the beginning of 2000.
We’re also eager to read non-fiction works by two powerful women in Hollywood, Viola Davis and Janelle Monáe, along with a fictional queer coming-of-age story by The Chi writer and producer Rasheed Newson.
Without further delay, here is our curated list for the most anticipated reads by Black authors this year. Check out our 2021 reading list here.
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