Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Summer's Worth of Black Literature

   The African American Literature discussion group will be taking a break this summer, with our next meeting scheduled for Tuesday September 11th. We'll be discussing Percival Everett's Erasure, a fascinating novel about a black intellectual confronting what that terms mean to his colleagues, his readers and his family. Easily one of the best books I've read this year!

 In the meantime, there are plenty of fascinating African American titles you might want to check out for your summer reading. A good place to start is EPL's list of notable recent African American fiction and nonfiction. If you're interested in biographies and memoirs, we have a list for that as well. But if you're in true "beach read" mode, perhaps this list of African American mysteries might be more to your taste!

Wherever your literary travels take you, I wish you a healthy and happy summer, and I look forward to seeing everyone in September for Erasure!


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