Race

Books

Toni Morrison

Beloved

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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