Contemporary African-American Fiction
Family, friendship, religion, racism, and the dealings of everyday life are explored in these novels about the contemporary African-American experience. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library.
Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain. 1953.
Berry, Bertice. When Love Calls, You Better Answer. 2005.
Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. The Devil is a Lie. 2009.
Blue, Treasure E. Keyshia and Clyde. 2008.
Briscoe, Connie. Money Can’t Buy Love. 2011.
Brown, Elaine Meryl. Lemon City. 2004.
Brown, Parry A. What Goes Around. 2006.
Buckhanon, Kalisha. Conception. 2008.
Burney, Claudia Mair. Wounded: A Love Story. 2008.
Clair, Maxine. October Suite. 2001.
DeBerry, Virginia. Uptown. 2010.
Dickey, Eric Jerome. An Accidental Affair. 2012.
Due, Tananarive. My Soul to Take. 2011.
DuPree, Kia. Silenced: A Novel. 2011.
Ellison, Ralph. Three Days Before the Shooting. 2010.
Golden, Marita. After. 2006.
Goodman, Matthew Aaron. Hold Love Strong. 2009.
Johnson, Dedra. Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow. 2008.
Johnson, Mat. Pym: A Novel. 2010.
Joseph, Frank S. To Love Mercy. 2006.
Mason, J.D. Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It. 2010.
McFadden, Bernice. Glorious. 2010.
Murray, Victoria Christopher. The Deal, the Dance and the Devil. 2011.
Ojikutu, Bayo. Free Burning. 2006.
Perrin, Kayla. Spring Break. 2010.
Phillips, Delores. The Darkest Child. 2004.
Rawles, Nancy. My Jim. 2005.
Scott, Sophronia. All I Need to Get By. 2004.
Singleton, Elyse. This Side of the Sky. 2002.
Southgate, Martha. The Taste of Salt. 2011.
Touré. Soul City. 2004.
Vance, Sheila. Land Mines. 2009.
Woodward, Solon Timothy. Cadillac Orpheus: A Novel. 2008.
Wright, Richard. A Father’s Law. 2008.