Sunday, February 21, 2016

Chronological list of 50 books by African American writers from the 20th century

Here's a list of 50 books by African Americans in chronological order from the 20th century that a group of my students have been browsing and using as the basis for class projects.The list is not exhaustive.
[Related: List of 50 African American books in alphabetical order from the 20th century

Chronological list of 50 books by African American writers

1903: The Souls of Black Folks by W. E. B. Du Bois
1912: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
1925: The New Negro edited by Alain Locke
1926: The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
1929: Passing by Nella Larsen
1933: The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
1937: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
1940: Native Son by Richard Wright
1941: 12 Million Black Voices by Richard Wright
1942: For My People by Margaret Walker
1945: Black Boy by Richard Wright
1946: The Street by Ann Petry
1952: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
1963: Blues People by Amiri Baraka
1965: The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
1966: Jubilee by Margaret Walker
1969: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
1970: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
1970: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement by Nikki Giovanni
1972: Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed
1972: Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara
1973: Sula by Toni Morrison
1973: Ego-Tripping And Other Poems for Young People by Nkiki Giovanni
1976: Roots by Alex Haley
1976: Flight to Canada by Ishmael Reed
1976: Drumvoices by Eugene B. Redmond
1976: Patternmaster by Octavia Butler
1977: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
1977: Mind of My Mind by Octavia Butler
1979: Kindred by Octavia Butler
1980: Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
1981: Ain't I a Woman?: Black women and feminism by bell hooks
1982: The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
1982: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
1984: Clay’s Ark by Octavia Butler
1984: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
1987: Beloved by Toni Morrison
1987: The Truly Disadvantaged by William Julius Wilson
1988: Signifying Monkey by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
1990: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
1990: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
1992: Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
1993: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
1994: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
1994: Black Noise by Tricia Rose
1994: Race Matters by Cornel West
1995: Bloodchild and other stories by Octavia Butler
1996: Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
1999: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
1999: The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

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