Lists

15 Coming-of-Age Novels in English Translation

From Brazil and Haiti to Rwanda and Madagascar, travel the world via this list of 15 coming-of-age novels in English translation. 

7 Historical Fiction Novels by Black Authors Out in 2021

Here are 7 lesser-known historical fiction novels that could do with a bit more buzz. 

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Following two estranged lineages, Homegoing is an instant classic that covers 300 years of transatlantic black history between Ghana and America.

All I want for Christmas is the death of lazy, "diversity" language

The industry’s current approach to diversity is – by its very nature – rooted in generality and therefore cultural ignorance.

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Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyad

Black Boy Boy Out of Time is an eloquent and enlightening testament to the ways in which Black authors have always re-crafted genre categories that are not truly interested in our stories.

Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill

What makes this historical romance necessary is its willingness to push and recruit love’s lessons on empathy, disarming the legitimacy of any politics that attempts to exist without it.

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, Alain Mabanckou’s Black Moses zeroes in on governmental corruption in late 1970s Congo-Brazzaville.