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Authors:

(A-Z)

A

Abani, Chris

Achebe, Chinua

Adébáyọ̀Ayọ̀bámi

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Afcad, Faarax

Ai

Aidoo, Ama Ata

Alexander, Michelle

al-Fadil, Bushra

Al-Raddi, Al-Saddiq

Alexander, Elizabeth

Als, Hilton

Akpan, Uwem

Angelou, Maya

Antoni, Robert

Arimah, Lesley Nneka

Arthurs, Alexia

B

Bâ, Mariama

Badoe, Yaba

Baldwin, James

Baraka, Amiri

Barnes, Aziza

Barr, Shirley Campbell

Bass, Nelson Estupiñán

Beah, Ishmael

Beatty, Paul

Belkhyr, Yasmin

Bennett, Brit

Bennett, Joshua

Betts, Reginald Dwayne

Boylorn, Robin M.

Brathwaite, Kamau

Braithwaite, E.R.

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Brown, Jericho

Bucul, Cali

Bulawayo, NoViolet

Bulley, Victoria Adukwei

Butler, Octavia

C

Cabral, Amílcar

Campbell, Bebe Moore

Cesaire, Aime

Chatelain, Marcia

Chikwava, Brian

Chiriboga, Luz Argentina

Chisala, Upile

Christiansë, Yvette

Clemmons, Zinzi

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Cole, Teju

Collins, Donte

Colon, Esteban

Cooper, Brittney C.

Curtis, Christopher Paul

D

Daley-Ward, Yrsa

Dangarembga, Tsitsi

Daniel, Mary-Alice

Danladi, Chekwube O.

Danticat, Edwidge

Dawes, Kwame

Davidson, Dana

De Assis, Machado

De Jesus, Carolina Maria

Deón, Natashia

Diaz, Junot

Ditshego, Tebogo

Dladla, Philani

Douglas, Stan

Douglass, Frederick

Dove, Rita

Draper, Sharon M.

Ducaale, Qawdhan

Dunbar, Paul Lawrence

E

Ellison, Ralph

Emecheta, Buchi

Emelumadu, Chikodili

Evans, Danielle

Evaristo, Conçeição

Everett, Percival

F

Fanon, Frantz

Farah, Nuruddin

Fauset, Jessie Redmon

Flake, Sharon G.

Foli, Kwabena

Francisco, Rudy

Fulton, Sybrina

G

Gappah, Petina

Gardner, Chris

Gay, Ross

Gay, Roxane

Gladwell, Malcolm

Goodison, Lorna

Greenidge, Kaitlyn

Grönlund, Lena Bezawork

Grueso, Mary

Gyasi, Yaa

H

Habila, Helon

Haley, Alex

Hayes, Terrance

Hill, Marc Lamont

Hodge, Chinaka

Holnes, Darrel Alejandro

Homer. Nicole

hooks, bell

Huchu, Tendai

Hughes, Langston

Hughes, Luther

Hurston, Zora Neale

Hutchinson, Ishion

I

Ibrahim, Abubakar David

Iweala, Uzodinma

J

Jackson, Naomi

Jackson, Reuben

Jackson-Opoku, Sandra

James, Marlon

Jefferson, Margo

Jenkins-Bell, Tina

Jess, Tyehimba

Joanclair, Jodi

Johnson, James Weldon

Johnson, T. Geronimo

Jones, Edward P.

Jones, Saeed

Jones, Tayari

Jordan, June

K

Kasese, Nyachiro Lydia

Kelly, Donika

Kendi, Ibram X

Kimani, Peter

King, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther

Kinzambi, Isaac

Komunyakaa, Yusef

Kourouma, Ahmadou

L

Lansana, Quraysh Ali

Laurel, Juan Tomás Ávila

Laurentiis, Rickey

Lewis, Congressman John

Lins, Paulo

Lorde, Audre

Lovelace, Earl

Lucero, Mercedes

Lumumba, Patrice

M

Mabanckou, Alain

Madondo, Bongani

Magona, Sindiwe

Makhene, Magogodi oaMphela 

Makue, Ashley

Makumbi, Jennifer

Mandela, Nelson

Manyika, Sarah Ladipo

Marechera, Dambudzo

Marsalis, Simeon

Marshall, Kerry James

Martin, Tracy

Mashigo, Mohale

Mathabane, Mark

May, Jamaal

Mbue, Imbolo

McKay, Claude

McPherson, James Alan

McRae, Shane

McSpadden, Lezley

Mda, Zakes

Medina, Tony

Mehri, Momtaza

Mengestu, Dinaw

Mofolo, Thomas

Monenembo, Tierno

Moore, Natalie Y.

Morejon, Nancy

Morris, Susana M.

Morrison, Toni

Moyo, Dambisa

Mphahlele, Es'kia

Mpe, Phaswane

Mujila, Fiston Mwanza

Mukasonga, Scholastique

Murillo, Oscar

Myers, Walter Dean

N

Naipaul, V.S.

Naylor, Gloria

Ndibe, Okey

Ngcobo, Lauretta

Nkansa, Famia

Nkrumah, Kwame

Nkululeko, Nkosi

Noah, Trevor

Ntshanga, Masande

O

Obioma, Chigozie

Ocean, Frank

Ofili, Chris

Okonkwo, Uche

Okorafor, Nnedi

Okri, Ben

Okparanta, Chinelo

Omotoso, Yewande

O'Neil, January Gill

Onuzo, Chibundu

Osundo, E.C.

Oyeyemi, Helen

Oyono, Ferdinand

P

Parker, Morgan

Pardlo, Gregory

Petty, Audrey

Phillips, Rowan Ricardo

Purnell, Brontez

Q

Qamaan, Saahid

R

Ramos, Lázaro

Rankine, Claudia

Reed, Ishmael

Reeves, Roger

Reynolds, Jason

Rooble, Nuur Ugaas

Ross, Fran

Ross, Richard

Rugero, Roland

S

Salih, Tayeb

Sankara, Thomas

Santa Cruz, Victoria

Santana, Bianca

Sapphire

Scott-Heron, Gil

Sealey, Nicole

Selasi, Taiye

Sembène, Ousmane

Sepamla, Sipho

Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson

Shakur, Tupac

Shange, Ntozake

Shiferraw, Mahtem

Shire, Warsan

Sinclair, Safiya

Smith, Clint

Smith, Danez

Smith, Tracy K.

Smith, Zadie

Soto, Christopher

Souljah, Sister

Stevenson, Bryan

Sugulle, Cali

T

Tadjo, Veronique

Thomas, Angie

Thurman, Wallace

Thurston, Baratunde

Tolson, Melvin B.

Toomer, Jean

Trindade, Solano

Tulba, Majok

Tutuola, Amos

U

Ugaas, Raage

Ugwu, Ejiọfọr

Undi, Chimwemwe

V

Vera, Yvonne

W

Waheed, Nayyirah

Wainaina, Binyavanga

Walcott, Derek

Walker, Alice

Wallschlaeger, Nikki

Ward, Jesmyn

Watts, Stephanie Powell

Whitehead, Colson

Wicomb, Zoe

Wilkerson, Isabel

Williams, Phillip B.

Wilson, L. Lamar

Woodson, Jacqueline

Wright, Richard

X

X, Malcom

Y

Yanique, Tiphanie

Z

Zephaniah, Benjamin

Zurbano, Roberto

 

Titles: 

(A - Z)

*Individual poems are listed in quotation marks

A

All Our Names (Dinaw Mengestu)

"African Apathy" (Isaac Kinzambi)

An African Elegy: Poems (Ben Okri)

"The African who Awakens and Sings" ( Luz Argentina Chiriboga)

"After Summer Fell Apart" (Yusef Komunyakaa)

Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

And They Didn't Die (Lauretta Ngcobo)

The Animal Too Big to Kill: Poems (Shane McRae)

Another Brooklyn (Jacqueline Woodson)

An Anthology of Somali Poetry (Various Poets)

All About Love (bell hooks)

As Brave As You (Jason Reynolds)

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (James Weldon Johnson)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X & Alex Haley)

autopsy (Donte Collins)

B

"Bad Behavior" (Alexia Arthurs)

Baho! (Roland Rugero)

Bastards of the Reagan Era (Reginald Dwayne Betts)

Beasts of No Nation (Uzodinma Iweala)

"The Beatitudes of Malibu" (Rowan Ricardo Phillips)

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (Danielle Evans)

Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Imbue)

Beneath the Darkening Sky (Majok Tulba)

Bestiary (Donika Kelly)

Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

"Biko the Greatness" (Benjamin Zephaniah)

Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)

Birth of a Dreamweaver: A Writer's Awakening (Ngugi wa Thiong'o)

"Black Art" (Amiri Baraka)

Black Boy (Richard Wright)

Black Moses (Alain Mabanckou)

Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos (Richard Wright)

Black Skin, White Masks (Franz Fanon)

Blackass (A. Igoni Barrett)

Blood for the Blood God (Mary-Alice Daniel)

Bone (Yrsa Daley-Ward)

Bone Light (Yasmin Belkhyr)

The Book of God (Ejiọfọr Ugwu)

The Book of Memory (Petina Gappah)

The Book of Night Women (Marlon James)

Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

Boy, Snow, Bird (Helen Oyeyemi)

"Boyfriend" (Frank Ocean)

The Blacker the Berry (Wallace Thurman)

Blind Spot (Teju Cole)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Malcolm Gladwell)

The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)

"Brazil" (Roger Reeves)

A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)

Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)

Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis)

"Bush Baby" (Chikodili Emelumadu)

Butterfly Burning (Yvonne Vera)

C

"Canción del Niño Negro y del Incendio" (Nelson Estupiñán Bass)

Cane (Jean Toomer)

Cannibal (Safiya Sinclair)

Chaka (Thomas Mofolo)

Child of the Dark (Carolina Maria de Jesus)

Chris Ofili (Chris Ofili)

Cidade de Deus (Paulo Lins)

Citizen (Claudia Rankine)

Cockroaches: A Memoir (Scholastique Mukasonga)

The Coldest Winter Ever (Sister Souljah)

Collected Poems: 1974-2004 (Rita Dove)

The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (Ntozake Shange)

"Conversa" (Solano Trindade)

“Conversations about Home (at the Deportation Center)” (Warsan Shire)

Copper Sun (Sharon M. Draper)

Counting Descent (Clint Smith)

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (Edwidge Danticat)

"Crocodile" (Veronique Tadjo)

The Crunk Feminist Collective (B.C. Cooper, S.M. Morris, R.M. Boylorn)

D

Dance of the Jakaranda (Peter Kimani)

"Dark Symphony" (Melvin B. Tolson)

Dated Emcees (Chinaka Hodge)

Dead Aid (Dambisa Moyo)

Digest (Gregory Pardlo)

"Dinosaurs in the Hood" (Danez Smith)

"Dis Poetry" (Benjamin Zephaniah)

Dom Casmurro (Machado de Assis)

Don't Call Us Dead (Danez Smith)

The Dragon Can't Dance (Earl Lovelace)

Drown (Junot Diaz)

E

Elbow Room (James Alan McPherson)

"Everyday Horrors" (Esteban Colon)

Every Day Is for the Thief (Teju Cole)

Everything Here (Lena Bezawork Grönlund)

F

The Face: Cartography of the Void (Chris Abani)

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (Jesmyn Ward)

The Fishermen (Chigozie Obioma)

"For Blacks in Cuba, the Revolution Hasn't Begun" (Roberto Zurbano)

Foreign Gods Inc (Okey Ndibe)

Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter's Saga (D.O. Fagunwa)

The Freelance Pallbearers (Ishmael Reed)

Frequencies (Oscar Murillo)

From a Crooked Rib (Nuruddin Farah)

Fuchsia (Mahtem Shiferraw)

G

Ghana Must Go (Taiye Selasi)

Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)

Girl B (Victoria Adukwei Bulley)

The Girl Who Lied (Uche Okonkwo)

God Help the Child (Toni Morrison)

God's Bits of Wood (Ousmane Sembène)

"God's Children Are Little Broken Things" (Arinze Ifeakandu)

Go Tell it On the Mountain (James Baldwin)

Grace (Natashia Deón)

Graceland (Chris Abani)

The Gurugu Pledge (Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel)

"Guinea Woman" (Lorna Goodison)

H

 

The Habitual Be (Chimwemwe Undi)

Hairdresser of Harare (Tendai Huchu)

Harare North (Brian Chikwava)

I HATE TELLING YOU HOW I REALLY FEEL (Nikki Wallschlaeger)

The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)

helium (Rudy Francisco)

High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing (Audrey Petty)

Hold It 'Til It Hurts (T. Geronimo Johnson)

"Home" (Warsan Shire)

Home to Harlem (Claude McKay)

Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)

Homing Instincts/Querencias (Nancy Morejón)

Horns (Kwame Dawes)

Houseboy (Ferdinand Oyono)

The House of Hunger (Dambudzo Marechera)

House of Lords and Commons: Poems (Ishion Hutchinson)

How To Be Black (Baratunde Thurston)

How to Be Drawn (Terrance Hayes)

Hunger (Roxane Gay)

I

"If You Are Over Staying Woke" (Morgan Parker)

I Am Becoming My Mother: Poems (Lorna Goodison)

i be, but i ain't (Aziza Barnes)

"if it’s about abuse, then yes, i’ll answer the questions" (Luther Hughes)

I Know How to Fix Myself (Ashley Makue)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

I, Too (Langston Hughes)

I'll Make Me A World (James Weldon Johnson)

I Write What I Like: Selected Writings (Steve Biko)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs)

"Independence Speech" (Kwame Nkrumah)

[insert] boy (Danez Smith)

Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

"I've Got Got Watching Under Me" (Nkosi Nkululeko)

J

James Baldwin: The Last Interviews: And Other Conversations (James Baldwin)

Jason and Kyra (Dana Davidson)

Jazz (Toni Morrison)

"Johannesburg" (Gil Scott-Heron)

The Joys of Motherhood (Buchi Emecheta)

Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)

Juvenile in Justice (Richard Ross)

K

Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography (Mark Mathabane)

Kasi Nerd (Tebogo Ditshego)

"Keloid Cells" (Jodi Joanclair)

A Kind of Freedom (Margaret Wilkerson Sexton)

The King of Kahel (Tierno Monenembo)

Kintu (Jennifer Makumbi)

Known and Strange Things (Teju Cole)

The Known World (Edward P. Jones)

Krik? Krak! (Edwidge Danticat)

L

Land of Love and Drowning (Tiphanie Yanique)

"Landscape with Chalk-Marked Silhouette" (Tony Medina)

The Last Holiday (Gil Scott-Heron)

"The Last Supper" (Tina Jenkins-Bell)

"The Last Quatrain Of The Ballad Of Emmett Till" (Gwendolyn Brooks)

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

"Letter from Home" (E.C. Osundo)

Libretto for the Republic of Liberia (Melvin B. Tolson)

As Lie Is to Grin (Simeon Marsalis)

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" (James Weldon Johnson)

The Light of the World (Elizabeth Alexander)

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (Sarah Ladipo Manyika)

Lilith's Brood (Octavia Butler)

Linden Hills (Gloria Naylor)

"A Litany for Survival" (Audre Lorde)

Little Suns (Zakes Mda)

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (Nelson Mandela)

Lost in the City: Stories (Edward P. Jones)

Love (Toni Morrison)

Love Is Power, or Something Like That (A. Igoni Barrett)

Lumumba Speaks: The Speeches and Writings of Patrice Lumumba (Patrice Lumumba)

M

"The Mango of Poetry" (Lorna Goodison)

March: Book Three (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell)

Mastry (Kerry James Marshall)

"Me Gritaron Negra" (Victoria Santa Cruz)

Measuring Time (Helon Habila)

Meridian (Alice Walker)

Middle Passages (Kamau Brathwaite)

"A Monkey at the Window" (Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi)

Monster (Walter Dean Myers)

Mother to Mother (Sindiwe Magona)

The Mothers (Brit Bennett)

Mrs. Plum (Es’kia Mphahlele)

"Mujer Negra" (Nancy Morejón)

"My God, It's Full of Stars" (Tracy K. Smith)

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Amos Tutuola)

N

Na Minha Pele (Lázaro Ramos)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)

Native Son (Richard Wright)

Nectar (Upile Chisala)

"Negra Soy" (Mary Grueso)

"Negro" (Nancy Morejón)

Negroland: A Memoir (Margo Jefferson)

Nervous Conditions (Tsitsi Dangarembga)

Never Look an American in the Eye (Okey Ndibe)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)

The New Testament (Jericho Brown)

Night and Day (Chris Ofili)

Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable (Marc Lamont Hill)

No One Is Coming to Save Us (Stephanie Powell Watts)

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories (Ama Ata Aidoo)

Not Without Laughter (Langston Hughes)

Notebook of A Return to The Native Land (Aime Cesaire)

Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin)

"Nothing but Color" (Ai)

NW (Zadie Smith)

O

Olhos d'Agua (Conçeição Evaristo)

Olio (Tyehimba Jess)

Omeros (Derek Walcott)

One Day I Will Write About This Place (Binyavanga Wainaina)

On Beauty (Zadie Smith)

"On Being Told I Look Like Flotus, New Year's Eve Party 2014" (January Gill O'Neil)

On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems (Rita Dove)

Open City (Teju Cole)

Oreo (Fran Ross)

The Origin of Others (Toni Morrison)

Other People's Comfort Keeps Me up at Night (Morgan Parker)

"Owed to Pedagogy" (Joshua Bennett)

"An Owner's Manual" (Mercedes Lucero)

P

The Palm-Wine Drinkard (Amos Tutoula)

Parable of the Sower (Octavia Butler)

The Pavement Bookworm (Philani Dladla)

Pecking Order (Nicole Homer)

Percival Everett by Virgil Russell (Percival Everett)

Plum Bun (Jessie Redmon Fauset)

"Poem About My Rights" (June Jordan)

Potted Meat (Steven Dunn)

Prelude to Bruise (Saeed Jones)

Prime: Poetry and Conversation (Various Poets)

The Pursuit of Happyness (Chris Gardner)

Push (Sapphire)

Q

Quando me descobri negra (Bianca Santana)

R

Rachel's Blue (Zakes Mda)

Radiance of Tomorrow (Ishmael Beah)

The Reactive (Masande Ntshanga)

"Respiration" (Jamaal May)

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin (Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin)

Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks (Various Authors)

Revolution in Guinea: Selected Texts (Amílcar Cabral)

The River Between (Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o)

Roots (Alex Haley)

The Rose That Grew from Concrete (Tupac Shakur)

"Rotundamente Negra" (Shirley Campbell Barr)

S

Sabbatical (Famia Nkansa)

sad girl poems (Christopher Soto)

salt. (Nayyirah Waheed)

Salvation: Black People and Love (bell hooks)

Say You're One of Them (Uwem Akpan)

"The Schooner Flight" (Derek Walcott)

Season of Crimson Blossoms (Abubakar Adam Ibrahim)

Season of Migration to the North (Tayeb Salih)

Second-Class Citizen (Buchi Emecheta)

The Secret of the Purple Lake (Yaba Badoe)

The Sellout (Paul Beatty)

Shadowshaper (Daniel José Older)

Sigh, the Beloved Country (Bongani Madondo)

Silver Sparrow (Tayari Jones)

Since I Laid My Burden Down (Brontez Purnell)

To Sir, With Love (E.R. Braithwaite)

"Skin Like Brick Dust" (Saeed Jones)

The Skin I'm In (Sharon G. Flake)

"A Small Needful Fact" (Ross Gay)

Soft Magic (Upile Chisala)

"Solo" (Frank Ocean)

So Long a Letter (Mariama Bâ)

Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation (Natalie Y. Moore)

South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (Marcia Chatelain)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)

Stan Douglas: Scotiabank Photography Award (Stan Douglas)

The Star Side of Bird Hill (Naomi Jackson)

Stay With Me (Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀)

"The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away" (Bushra al-Fadil)

Sugah. Lump. Prayer (Momtaza Mehri)

"Suicide's Note" (Langston Hughes)

The Suns of Independence (Ahmadou Kourouma)

"A Sunset of the City" (Gwendolyn Brooks)

Sula (Toni Morrison)

Swing Time (Zadie Smith)

"Sympathy" (Paul Laurence Dunbar)

T

Take Me Back (Chekwube O. Danladi)

Tar Baby (Toni Morrison)

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (Warsan Shire)

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy and Love of My Son Michael Brown (Lezley McSpadden)

A Tempest (Aime Cesaire)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (Morgan Parker)

The Thing Around Your Neck (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

"Things That Were Lost in Our Vaginas" (Nyachiro Lydia Kasese)

Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)

Tram 83 (Fiston Mwanza Mujila)

Traveller to the East (Thomas Mofolo)

Trinidad Noir: The Classics (edited by Earl Lovelace and Robert Antoni)

 

U

Unconfessed (Yvette Christiansë)

Under the Udala Trees (Chinelo Okparanta)

The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)

"Understanding Patriarchy" (bell hooks)

An Untamed State (Roxane Gay)

 

V

"A Violence" (Nicole Sealey)

"The Virus" (Magogodi oaMphela Makhene)

W

The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham (Christopher Paul Curtis)

We Are Heirs of the World's Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87 (Thomas Sankara)

We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Kaitlyn Greenidge)

We Need New Names (NoViolet Bulawayo)

"We Real Cool" (Gwendolyn Brooks)

We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity (bell hooks)

"We Refugees" (Benjamin Zephaniah)

Welcome to Braggsville (T. Geronimo Johnson)

Welcome to Lagos (Chibundu Onuzo)

Welcome to Our Hillbrow (Phaswane Mpe)

We Need New Names (NoViolet Bulawayo)

We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie)

What Is Not Yours is Not Yours (Helen Oyeyemi)

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky (Lesley Nneka Arimah)

"what the dead know by heart" (Donte Collins)

What We Lose (Zinzi Clemmons)

“What We Own” (Warsan Shire)

"When I Think of Tamir Rice While Driving" (Reginald Dwayne Betts)

When the Only Light is Fire (Saeed Jones)

"When Racism Dies" (Kwabena Foli)

The White Boy Shuffle (Paul Beatty)

White Girls (Hilton Als)

White Teeth (Zadie Smith)

Who Fears Death (Nnedi Okorafor)

"Who Will Greet You At Home" (Lesley Nneka Arimah)

"To Whom it May Concern" (Sipho Sepamla)

The Woman Next Door (Yewande Omotoso)

The Women of Brewster Place (Gloria Naylor)

Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle (Thomas Sankara)

The Wretched of the Earth (Frantz Fanon)

Y

The Yearning (Mohale Mashigo)

You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town (Zoe Wicomb)

Your Blues Ain't Like Mine (Bebe Moore Campbell)

You're Dead, America (Danez Smith)

#

"1973" (Reuben Jackson)

Countries:

Angola

Australia

Barbados

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Colombia

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Cuba

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ecuador

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Equatorial Guinea

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Jamaica

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Malawi

Martinique

Morocco

Nigeria

Peru

Rwanda

Saint Thomas (U.S.V.I.)

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sweden

Sudan

Tanzania

Trinidad and Tobago

Uganda

United Kingdom

U.S.A.

Zambia

Zimbabwe