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Best African Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top African books.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race (2017)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionWalk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.
Author(s): Beverly Daniel Tatum

African Holistic Health (2004)

 Best African Books Worth Your Attentionafrican holistic health addresses health issues from a comprehensive african -centered viewpoint.it provides a complete guide to herbal remedies along with homeopathic disease treatments.what makes afrikan holistic health truly unique is the research dr. afrika has provided on the physiological and psychological differences between people of african descent verses people of european descent.
Author(s): Llaila Afrika

Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality (Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies) (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionIn Black Feminism Reimagined Jennifer C. Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory.
Author(s): Jennifer C. Nash

Washington Black (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionEleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist.
Author(s): Esi Edugyan

Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry (2010)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionBlack Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s.
Author(s): David Goldberg, Trevor Griffey

An Educator’s Guide to Working with African American Students: Strategies for Promoting Academic Achievement (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionAfrican American students are in a state of crisis in our nation’s public schools.
Author(s): Dr. Chance Wayne Lewis

Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionIn this book, Ashante M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, Reese examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Author(s): Ashanté M. Reese

Friday Black (2018)

 Best African Books Worth Your Attention— — — From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.
Author(s): Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

African American Psychology: From Africa to America (2013)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionAfrican American Psychology: From Africa to America provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Authors Faye Z. Belgrave and Kevin W. Allison expertly convey the integration of African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans.
Author(s): Faye Z. (Zollicoffer) Belgrave, Kevin W. Allison

100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) (1995)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionTeeming with interesting nuggets of fact and information, 100 African Americans Who Shaped American History includes such legendary men and women as Benjamin Banneker, Dred Scott, Mary Church Terrell, George Washington Carver and Bessie Smith. Also included are Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall and many, many more.
Author(s): Chrisanne Beckner

The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionIn The Black Shoals Tiffany Lethabo King uses the shoal—an offshore geologic formation that is neither land nor sea—as metaphor, mode of critique, and methodology to theorize the encounter between Black studies and Native studies. King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black and Native literary traditions, politics, theory, critique, and art meet in productive, shifting, and contentious ways.
Author(s): Tiffany Lethabo King

Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionBlack From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing encompasses the broad spectrum of Black speculative writing, including science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and Afrofuturism, all by Black women writers.
Author(s): Stephanie Andrea Allen, Lauren Cherelle

Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionTimuel Black is an acclaimed historian, activist, and storyteller. Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black chronicles the life and times of this Chicago legend.Sacred Ground opens in 1919, during the summer of the Chicago race riot, when infant Black and his family arrive in Chicago from Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the first Great Migration.
Author(s): Black Jr., Timuel D., Bart Schultz, et al.

2019-2020: Weekly and Monthly Planner Calendar Organizer (August 2019 – December 2020) | African American Boss Lady (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionStay organized with this trendy and versatile African American Black Woman planner. Each monthly spread contains an overview of the month and space to write down notes and ideas. Weekly view pages offer ample writing space to write down schedules, appointments, deadlines, to-do lists, project ideasFeatures:
Author(s): Carlsbad Press

What She Don’t Know (Her Secret Love Series) (2019)

 Best African Books Worth Your AttentionRemi Montell knows heartache all too well. After losing her adoptive parents as a teenager, she found solace in a relative’s home. Her aunt helped shape her formative years and inspired her to reach for her dreams, no matter how unimaginable they may seem. Now, Remi is young woman trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry, but finds herself distracted by one her aunt’s many suitors.
Author(s): Mia Black

Best African Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some african books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

African Economic Outlook 2002-2003.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2147375, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: March 2003, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

The Kafir language: comprising a sketch of its history; which includes a general classification of South African dialects, ethnographical and geographical: remarks upon its nature: and a grammar

Author(s): John Whittle Appleyard
ID: 1027906, Publisher: Printed for the Wesleyan Missionary Society, Year: l850, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

If I Can Cook/You Know God Can: African American Food Memories, Meditations, and Recipes

Author(s): Ntozake Shange
ID: 2321819, Publisher: Beacon Press;, Year: 29 Jan 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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