50 Books By Women Of Color Dec31


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50 Books By Women Of Color

My challenge for 2015 was to read “50 Books by Women of Color”. Unfortunately, I started the challenge a little late in the year and only managed to read 28. There were a fantastic set of 28 books though. I hope it proves to be a good resource for those who want a reference to great women authors of color. I added the authors’ nationalities and my rating out of five stars.




Anita Desai – The Village By The Sea [Indian] ***
Chimamanda Ngochie Adichie – Half of a Yellow Sun [Nigerian] ***
Chimamanda Ngochie Adichie – Purple Hibiscus [Nigerian] ***
Chimamanda Ngochie Adichie – Americanah [Nigerian] ****
Chimamanda Ngochie Adichie – We Should All Be Feminists [Nigerian] **
Daisy Hernandez – A Cup of Water Under My Bed [Latina, US American] **
Janet Mock – Redefining Realness [Black US American] ****
Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea [Black British] ***
Imarisha – Octavia’s Brood – Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice [Black US Americans] ***
Kamila Shamsie – Burnt Shadows [Pakistani] ***
Keri Hulme – The Bone People [New Zealand Maori] *
Malala Yousafzai – I am Malala [Pakistani] ***
Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Black US American] ****
Marie Lu – Legend [Chinese-American] **
Marie Lu – Prodigy [Chinese-American] *
Nnedi Okorafor – Zahrah the Windseeker [Nigerian-American] ****
Nnedi Okorafor – Akata Witch [Nigerian-American] ****
Nnedi Okorafor – Lagoon [Nigerian-American] **
Octavia Butler – Bloodchild [Black US American] *****
Octavia Butler – Kindred [Black US American] *****
Octavia Butler – Lilith’s Brood – Dawn [Black US American] *****
Octavia Butler – Lilith’s Brood – Adulthood Rites [Black US American] *****
Octavia Butler – Parable of the Sower [Black US American] *****
Octavia Butler – Parable of the Talents [Black US American] ****
Octavia Butler – Fledgling [Black US American] ****
Octavia Butler – Bloodchild and Other Stories  [Black US American] *****
Roxane Gay – Bad Feminist [Black US American] ***
Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye [Black US American] ***
Uzma Aslam Khan – Thinner Than Skin [Pakistani] *****