Check out the July/August 2023 issue of The Jubilee Reader, a reading guide containing recent books by African-American writers, writers from the African diaspora and related topics.
Below are some of the books on the list. For the complete list:https: //dekalblibrary.org/
The Jubilee Reader
Recent books by African American writers, writers from the African diaspora,
and on related topics.
Issue 6 – July/August 2023
by Sharon Dodua Otoo
The lives of four women named Ada – born
400 years apart, in different countries – are
connected by a fertility bracelet that each
encounters at a pivotal moment in her life.
Against the Currant
by Olivia Matthews
When one of her
competitors ends up
murdered after a very
public argument, the
owner of a West Indian
bakery in Brooklyn
must prove her
innocence and clear
An Autobiography of Skin
by Lakiesha Carr
Private wounds are laid open in this collection
of stories about three East Texas women
grappling with grief and memories of violence.
Black Candle Women
by Diane Marie Brown
Isolated by a decades-old curse that says
anyone they fall in love with will die, the lives of
four women in one California family are turned
upside down when the youngest member of
the family brings a boy home.
A Broken People’s Playlist: Stories (from
by Chimeka Garricks
Love, the search for meaning, and the
possibility of redemption are explored in these
12 interconnected stories set in Nigeria and
inspired by popular songs.
A Country You Can Leave
by Asale Angel-Ajani
In this coming of age novel set in a California
trailer park, a biracial teenager seeks to
understand her flinty, complicated mother,
who grew up in the Soviet Union.