It’s February, typically it’s the month of Romance but I want to give you more than Love. This February I want to celebrate Black History Month by giving you multiple genres by different Black Authors. Let’s get started…
1. Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
Dark Matter is a collection of short stories and essays that lean towards sci-fi, fantasy, and horror written by Black Authors. In 2001, Dark Matter won the World Fantasy Award. What’s significant about this anthology is it has over 20 stories that go as far back as 1887. Discover for yourself newer and older authors, maybe even find some new favorites! This anthology shows how long Black voices have been in literature, especially in genres such as Sci-Fi and Horror. Make sure to purchase on your favorite site to add this to your book collection!
2. I Almost Forgot about You: A Novel
It’s February so I wanted to add a little bit of spice in this month’s recommended reads! I Almost Forgot about You is written by Terry McMillan, an author that has been making the bestseller lists since the 90’s. She’s best known for her works called Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, if you haven’t read these, I highly recommend. I Almost Forgot About You follows a successful black doctor named Doctor Georgia Young. Although her life seems perfect, she’s feeling anxious about where her life is headed or not headed. Georgia decides that her life is in need of drastic changes, she let’s go of her fear and continues her journey of self discovery while being inflamed by passion.
3. When Death Comes Stealing
When Death Comes Stealing is written by Valerie Wilson Wesley. It is the first book in a P.I. series that follows Tamara Hayle, a single mother of one and Private Investigator. One day, her ex-husband pays her a visit. He tells her that 2 of his children have been targeted and murdered. He’s not sure why they were targeted and she’s afraid of what might happen to their son. Tamara Hayle decides to take the case and find the killer. As the story progresses, you learn more about Tamara, her sense of humor and her drive. She reminded me of every woman I’ve met out there, she has a purpose and you know she’s going to accomplish what she is aiming for.
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