16 Must-Read Classics by African-American Writers

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  • 101711 fashion beauty books zora neale hurston their eyes were watching god
  • 101711 fashion beauty books web du bois the souls of the black folk
  • 101711 fashion beauty books annie allen
  • 101711 fashion beauty books toni morrison the bluest eyes
  • 101711 fashion beauty books richard wright native son
  • 101711 fashion beauty books ralph ellison invisible man
  • 101711 fashion beauty books alice walker the color purple
  • 101711 fashion beauty books langston huges poems
  • 101711 fashion beauty books countee cullen color
  • 101711 fashion beauty books frederick douglass my bondage and my freedom
  • 101711 fashion beauty books james baldwin go tell it on the mountain
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  • 101711 fashion beauty books lorraine hansberry a raisin in the sun
  • 101711 fashion beauty books maya angelou
  • 101711 fashion beauty books rita dove

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Ntozake Shange

The play is presented as a series of 20 poems that explores the struggles African-American women face including love, abortion and domestic violence. The poems are presented by seven women who are only named by the colors they wear, such as Lady in Red, Lady in Yellow and Lady in Blue. The Off-Broadway and Broadway play was later adapted into a book and a couple of films, and was nominated for a Tony Award.

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