Celebrating Black History Month
20th January 2017
What better time to read groundbreaking literature by black authors than February, Black History Month? The past year or so has seen an incredible new array of award-winning and thought-provoking works. Enjoy this selection of titles from American, Australian and British authors, in a variety of genres from fiction to poetry to memoire. Here you'll find the Man Booker Prize winner, The Sellout, the National Book Award winner, The Underground Railroad, and the book that compelled Oprah to restart her book club, Ruby.
This year's Black History Month feels especially poignant as we say goodbye to America's first black president, Barack Obama, an avid reader himself.
The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place. – James Baldwin