Wednesday, November 20, 2019

15 memoirs by black women, 2015 - 2019

Lakenzie Walls

2015: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
2015: Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith
2016: You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
2017: We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samatha Irby
2017: Hunger: A Memoir by Roxane Gay
2017: The Mother of Black Hollywood A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis
2017: This Is Just My Face Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
2017: Real American A Memoir by Julie Lythcott- Haims
2018: This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins
2018: When They Call you A Terrorist, A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan- Cullors & Asha Bandele
2019: Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
2019: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
2019: When You Learn The Alphabet by Kendra Allen
2019: The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown
2019: Black Is The Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine by Emily Bernard

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Lakenzie Walls is a graduate student in English at SIUE and a contributing writer for the Cultural Front.

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