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Romy819
Not Without Laughter | Langston Hughes
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theinfophile
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Absolutely had to get the UK version of this Toni Morrison, known as THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD in the U.S. Also picked up some Audre Lorde.
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Tamra
The Street | Ann Petry
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5⭐️ A tragedy about what oppression, violence, and degradation does to the soul. Petry has amazing powers of description! It definitely seems like it could be adapted to the stage or screen, I wonder if it has been?

Jones the super of the building ...... *shiver* 🤭

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1w
The_Real_Nani I remember reading this years ago. I feel like, in my old age, I need to go back and read some books again, because I remember enjoying them but not the details of the books! 1w
Tamra @The_Real_Nani happens to me all the time! I am rereading a favorite for the first time now in fact. 1w
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Tamra
The Street | Ann Petry
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Oh such LUSH writing! I am torn between continuing on listening to it or buying a paper copy. There is something wonderful about writing from the 40s.

batsy On my TBR! 2w
Cathythoughts Lush writing 👍🏻❤️stacked 2w
Lcsmcat I found this totally by accident and LOVED it! 2w
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Tameeka
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Showed a lot of self restraint yesterday and only bought 2 books at a book fair. And it was a LOT of restraint because all books were at least 50% off😬
#blacklitsy

JSW You are so strong. 😬😬 2w
Tameeka @JSW it was so hard. So, so hard. 2w
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Eggs
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MERRY AUTUMN by Paul Laurence Dunbar

#merry

#poetrymatters

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView 💜💜💜 Love the and the background 3w
Eggs Thanks Lisa. I had to shorten it to make it all fit, the whole poem is lovely 3w
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Settings
Maud Martha | Gwendolyn Brooks
Pickpick

Beautifully written and deep.

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Pickpick

Couple news articles about this recently - it's the first novel published by an African American woman.

The novel is very readable and effective at getting its messages across.

Wilson does not (entirely) pander to a white abolitionist audience - the reason why people think her book was forgotten.

It is very sad that it failed to make money.

Emilymdxn How fascinating! I‘ll definitely read this. What an important part of history 4w
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amma-keep-reading
Only the Strong | Jabari Asim
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I fell in love with the people of Gateway City through short stories in A Taste Honey. In this novel, based in the City, we get a closer glimpse at some minor and major characters. We experience domestic violence, rags to riches, love stories, coming of age and mental health issues.

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breadnroses
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3rd book for class = complete. this is the first book we‘ve read that has elements of modern lit, such as continuity, suspense and dynamic characters. it‘s amazing how much literature evolved between the 1890s and 1910s! my professor said there‘s a whole literary debate on what to call the protagonist — “colored man?” “ex-colored man?” “not-yet-ex-colored man?” — which i found amusing.