Biographies and memoirs written by black women.

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir

Feature: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Universally praised, Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped confirmed her ascendancy as a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, her Southern requiem securing its place on bestsellerRead More
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Feature: Hunger A Memoir of My Body The Instant New York Times Bestseller   From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food,Read More
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Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica

Feature: Tell My Horse Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica Based on acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston’s personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica—where she participated as an initiate ratherRead More
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Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Feature: HarperCollins Publishers “Warm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.”—The New Yorker Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiographyRead More
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Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food:: Recipes, Remedies & Simple Pleasures

Eatonville, Florida native Zora Neale Hurston’s early twentieth-century ethnographic research and writing emphasizes the essentials of food in Florida through simple dishes and recipes. It considers foods prepared for everydayRead More
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Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Her own powerful story up to 1972, told with warmth, brilliance, humor and conviction. With an introduction by the author.
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A Piece of Cake: A Memoir

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drugRead More
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The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final StoryRead More
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A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story

Feature: A Taste of Power A Black Woman s Story Elaine Brown assumed her role as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party with these words:Read More
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me

Feature: Condoleezza Rice A Memoir of My Extraordinary Ordinary Family and Me From Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and New York Times bestselling author of Democracy: Stories from theRead More
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Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm’s account of her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America’s first African-American Congresswoman. She shares howRead More
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Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson

The first biography of the bold, principled, and fiercely independent woman who defied convention to make her own mark on the world Eslanda “Essie” Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorfulRead More
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Words of Witness: Black Women’s Autobiography in the Post-Brown Era (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)

A literary and political genealogy of the last half-century, Words of Witness explores black feminist autobiographical narratives in the context of activism and history since the landmark 1954 segregation case,Read More
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You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Feature: You Can t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have to Explain A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny,Read More
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Feature: 37 Ink The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this universally accessible New York TimesRead More
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I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Feature: Henry Holt Company “A truth-riot of a book!”―Shonda Rhimes New York Times Bestseller#1 Washington Post BestsellerRedbook “20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall” GoodHousekeeping.com “17 New BestRead More
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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Feature: Simon Schuster The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how sayingRead More
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Don’t Be A Wife To A Boyfriend: 10 Lessons I Learned When I Was Single

Feature: Don t Be a Wife to a Boyfriend 10 Lessons I Learned When I Was Single You cook for him, clean for him, and sacrifice for him. There’s onlyRead More
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Feature: Henry Holt and Co The Washington Post’s Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceUSA Today, “New and Noteworthy”Read it Forward, Favorite Reads of JanuaryRead More
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My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

This personal, inspirational account of the history of the Civil Rights Movement describes the author’s relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing their marriage, the events of the 1960s, andRead More
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What I Know For Sure

Feature: What I Know for Sure As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. OverRead More
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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

Feature: Changing My Mind Occasional Essays “[These essays] reflect a lively, unselfconscious, rigorous, erudite, and earnestly open mind that’s busy refining its view of life, literature, and a great dealRead More
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The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond

Feature: The Road to Someplace Better From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond The first black woman Harvard MBA tells the remarkable story of how she achievedRead More
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Beyond Uhura – Star Trek and Other Memories

The first African-American woman to have a major, continuing television role tells the inside story of Star Trek and its creator–her onetime lover and lifelong friend–and her struggle to overcomeRead More
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