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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
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.
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.
Paris in April
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 44,790. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011 by John McClure. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Canada's greatest military disaster gave rise to Canada's greatest love affair. A biracial romance during the second world war, centered around Canadian participation in the Battle of Dieppe , the largest military disaster in Canadian history, an Essex County white boy, Aiken Day, and one great looking black gal, Paris Chase.
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.
Snake Walkers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Snake Walkers tells of the first black reporter at a southern newspaper, who traumatized as a child after witnessing a tragic event in the 1950s, attempts to solve the mysterious abandonment of a small town and the disappearance of fourteen townspeople while seeking his own salvation.
Just a Season
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 156,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
It’s been said, there are no words that have not been spoken and there are no stories that have never been told but there are some that you will never forget – until now. Just a Season is a luminous story into the life of a man who, in the midst of pain and loss, journeys back in time to reexamine all the richness of his life.
One Day. Someday. Soon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,480. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » General
This book chronicles the son of an African slave and a Cherokee warrior. Black Pony was born free, but was inadvertently thrust into slavery. His mother dies, leaving him under the care of Aunt Pearl, who raises him until the end of the Civil War. They go to Washington, DC, where she dies. At 12, Black Pony heads West, becomes Colt Culhane, a respected successful rancher who establishes Colt, TX
Shadows of St. Louis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,710. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 20th Century
It’s 1917 in East St. Louis, Illinois. The wealthy Goodwin family and their children have been living with a dangerous secret. Suddenly, their 16 year old Negro maid Emma Lynn starts asking questions no one wants to answer. Where did she come from? Where are her parents? Why does she look like a darker version of the Goodwin daughter?
Crime i never knew about
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Criminal mind
god of thunder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The gods and the God
Running and Dancing
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,610. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Red Phoenix Books. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Two African American girls grow into teenagers at the turn of the 20th century. The older girl's sister fled the U.S. to find fame and fortune in another country. She left behind a daughter, and the two girls each experience different coming of age adventures, according to their temperaments. Bertine, eldest of the pair, is a runner, like her sister. But Alma enjoys the dance of life where she is.
Sold into Slavery: The Story of Adaku, A Black Slave Woman Part I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The Story of Adaku discusses African slavery during the colonial times and highlights one young Igbo woman's plight as she journeys towards a world that means nothing to her.
Beyond Southern Africa, A Story of the Fight for Freedom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,890. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Two young men—one Southern African, the other African American—go from humble beginnings to the center of Africa’s fight against colonialism, but one of them is being tracked by a killer.