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Black authors are often under-recognized and overlooked, but in the past five years, there has been an undeniable resurgence of books—from fiction to poetry to memoirs—detailing the black experience not just in America, but across the globe. From struggling families in the 1960s deep South to the first-person recollection of a black transgender woman’s journey, check out this list of 21 books by authors who are leaving their marks on the publishing and literary worlds.
Bookshelf curated by Arianna Davis.
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