Toni Morrison


An emotive and dark tale that chronicles the lives of black former slaves in 1800s America and the hauntings of both loss and slavery that follow them.
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Paul Beatty

The Sellout

A witty, crazy tale of one man’s fight to reinstate his neighbourhood on the map of LA.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie

Purple Hibiscus

A young Nigerian girl finds herself suffocated by the dominance of her father and his religious attitudes.
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Tayari Jones

An American Marriage

A young couple struggle with the division that forms when one of them is imprisoned.
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Kathryn Stockett

The Help

A novel about sharing the stories of African American maids working in white households during the 1960s.
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Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Autobiographical account of a young girl living in the South – in Stamps, Arkansas, facing poverty, racial discrimination and sexual abuse.
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Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Set in the 1900s, a tale of a young girl struggling from abuse, poverty and the dominance of her society.
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Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

A young girl and her father challenge racial opinions in the South.
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