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A True Mulatto Face
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(1.00 from 1 review)
Trouble brews when it's discovered the King of England's betrothed is of black African descent.
SteampunX - Episode Three: The Railroad Underground
Price: Free! Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
On the run from a dark legacy, the man called Thunder and a group of fugitive slaves escape through the backwoods of New France. Freedom waits in the city-state of Liberia, if they can put aside their differences and evade capture. Meanwhile the organization known as the Factory has transformed slaves into bio-mechanical zombies and set them like dogs on the path of the fleeing mob.
How He Comes Out of the Sun (A Digital Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
This is one good war story, and I recommend it highly." - David Keith of November First Publications
Across the River - an 1800s Black / Native American Novella
Price: Free! Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Part black. Part Irish. Part Lumbee Indian. Wholly determined to protect her family. Naomi Jackson made a mistake. Born in the tumultuous years following the American Revolution, she embraced change, excitement, and adventure. So when the Devil Bill Williams swaggered into town, she launched into his arms, determined that her love for him could overcome all obstacles. It couldn't.
The Wind Sculpture
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
It is the hottest day in the summer of 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi. The March on Washington and the words of Martin Luther King JR ring loud and clear in the town, yet crowds have congregated around the town square with only hatred on their minds. One boy remains rooted by the town centre determined to honour the memory of his father, undeterred by the swelling crowd determined to silence him.
Living Half Free
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
When Zachariah, a naïve mulatto slave, is sold to a Kentucky slave trader, and separated from his ma and sister, he realizes the true meaning of not having rights. Seeking escape, he falls in love with a Cherokee woman, under whose direction he learns to pass as white. But, he must find his voice, and the courage to stand up for his beliefs or else lose everyone he loves forever.
Ain't No Sunshine
Price: Free! Words: 41,510. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.58 from 12 reviews)
Whites Only. Those words adorned every building in Livingston, Virginia during the summer of 1963 confusing and angering five-year-old Stephen Phillips. Those words told him that what he felt for his colored neighbor Ruthie was wrong. As a teenager, Ruthie becomes the only ray of sunshine in his abusive life and he is not willing to let her go without a fight, a fight that could lead to murder.
"...and Remember that I Am a Man."
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
This novel is based on an 1843 slave narrative and explores the cultural, religious and economic pressures allowing slavery to endure in a new country that has just promised liberty and justice for all.
Cherry Blossoms and The Delta Cotton - written by Jimi Massey and Marty Denton
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
this poem is about the Japanese American internment camp in Rhower, Arkansas during WWII. It is about the innocense of youth that helps the healing bridge of differing opinion.
The Barefoot Sergeant
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Short historical fiction. What happens to the "primitive" or "primal" art from Africa? The prices of African art are fueled by strange prejudices. In this story about Benin, a hero from the 1930s escapes oblivion and finds a home.
The Cook's House: A Seeming Tale to a Southron
Price: Free! Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1950s rural Mississippi Delta, young Albert Sidney McClanahan stands on the cusp of manhood. Yearning for answers to life’s eternal mysteries, he turns to Lucy, his family’s colored cook, for comfort and wisdom. Despite the gulf between them, imposed by race and culture, Albert and Lucy form a bond of love and affection that can never be spoken, only remembered in the fullness of time.
Weathered Bird: A Jazz Age Novelette (House of Black Flowers Short)
Price: Free! Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Born to a family of Southern sharecroppers, Birdy Whitaker has resiliency in her blood and as a child learns quickly to adapt to the fast paced streets of 1920s Philadelphia. A young single mother of the prohibition-era, Birdy has plans to be made into an honest woman -- that is if she could manage to get handsome, charming and professional bootlegger Sidney Allen to cooperate.
Arriva
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Dream for western life
A Brownstone In Brooklyn
Series: J. E. Thompson Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A Brownstone In Brooklyn chronicles the life-altering events that shape the future of Andy Michael Pilgrim, a young man growing up in the turbulent sixties.
Chronicles of a Nappi Head
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Chronicles of a Nappi Head is a collection of tales that will excite the spirit, it may reveal times and places that you have never experienced, or it may simply bring back memories of past occurrences that have been in the back of your mind.
The Collected Stories, Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,770. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
These are all stories of race. Written between 1917 and 1947, they are the author's attempts to describe the racial situation in the South in the early part of the 20th Century. Like her award-winning novel, "The Other Room," the stories are sensitive, original, and important.
The Legacy of Roosevelt Clay
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
This is a tale of how a black man in the deep south of the 1950's and 60's became the biggest landowner in all of the region. Or so they say...
The Pull Of Freedom
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,730. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Even in bondage the people freshly arrived from Africa considered themselves free. Led by Nanny and Cudjoe the slaves escaped the Simmonds’ plantation and went in different directions to forge their destiny in the new country called Jamaica.
Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Picture book for ages 8 and up. Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama explains that they are slaves -- owned by the couple in the big house. But Tess realizes her heart is free.
Quick Guide: Black Like Me
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 9 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 13 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The protagonist and the narrator of the book, John Howard Griffin, is a middle aged white man. He lives in Mansfield, Texas in 1959.

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