Buchtipps - Black Female Writer

Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby's groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the “silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women” (Washington…
Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, 2019 Skinny's Book of the Year, 2018 'Extraordinary' Guardian Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now.…
Written as a letter from a Zimbabwean mother to her daughter, a student at Harvard, J. Nozipo Maraire evokes the moving story of a mother reaching out to her daughter to share the lessons life has taught her and bring the two closer than ever before. Interweaving history and memories, disappointments and dreams, Zenzele tells the tales of Zimbabwe…
Whether it’s learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club–turned–…
This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for…
Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in…
«EIN GENERATIONEN UMSPANNENDES EPOS ÜBER ETHNISCHE ZUGEHÖRIGKEIT UND DIE SEHNSUCHT NACH EINEM NEUEN LEBEN, ÜBER LIEBE UND DIE LAST DER GESCHICHTE, UNÜBERWINDLICHE TRAUMATA UND EINE VERGANGENHEIT, DIE NIE VERGEHT.» Booklist Mallard, ein kleiner Ort im ländlichen Louisiana. Seine Bewohner blicken mit Stolz auf eine lange Tradition und Geschichte,…
This is the story of a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. James Witherspoon has two families, one public, the other a closely guarded secret. But when his daughters meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows the truth. Theirs is a relationship destined to explode. Silver Sparrow is…
»Die Wiederentdeckung dieses Buches und die grandiose Übertragung von Pieke Biermann ist ein Glücksfall.« Max Czollek Christine ist sechzehn, hat eine schwarze Mutter und einen jüdischen weißen Vater und wächst auf in Philadelphia, verspottet als »Oreo« (wie der Keks) – eine doppelte Außenseiterin. Der Vater hat sich früh aus dem Staub gemacht…
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years…

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