By Author

Below is a list of the books I’ve reviewed on this platform since 2014. I’ve read other novels, including non-African/Caribbean/Black fiction in the past and those reviews & ratings are on my Goodreads account.


Aboulela, Leila – Minaret

Achebe, Chinua – Girls at War and Other Stories 

Achebe, Chinua – The Trouble with Nigeria 

Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – Olikoye

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – The Thing Around Your Neck

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – We Should All Be Feminists

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – Zikora: A Short Story

Aidoo, Ama Ata (editor) – African Love Stories: An Anthology 

Akita, Marcelle Mateki – Lizard & Other Stories

Angelou, Maya – All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Angelou, Maya – Letter to My Daughter

Angelou, Maya – Mom & Me & Mom

Ankara Press

Arimah, Lesley Nneka – What It Means When A Man Fall From The Sky

Arthurs, Alexia – How To Love A Jamaican

Attah, Ayesha H. – Harmattan Rain

Attah, Ayesha H. – Saturday’s Shadows

Attah, Ayesha H. – The Deep Blue Between

Attah, Ayesha H. – The Hundred Wells of Salaga

Awachie, Ifeanyi – Summer in Igboland


Bâ, Mariama – So Long A Letter

Baingana, Doreen – Tropical Fish

Blue, Maame – Bad Love

Bulawayo, NoViolet – We Need New Names


Chigumadzi, Panashe – Sweet Medicine

Chinodya, Shimmer – Can We Talk and Other Stories

Chisala, Upile – soft magic.

Clarke, Austin – Pig Tails ‘n Breadfruit: A Culinary Memoir

Clemmons, Zinzi – What We Lose: A Novel 

Coetzee, J.M. – Disgrace

Cole, Teju – Every Day is For the Thief

Cooper, Brittney – Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Cooper, J. California – Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories


Daley-Ward, Yrsa – bone

Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama – Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression

Danticat, Edwidge – Krik? Krak!

Darko, Amma – Beyond the Horizon

Darko, Amma – The Housemaid 

Diaka, Ama Asantewa (Poetra Asantewa) – You Too Will Know Me 

Díaz, Junot – This Is How You Lose Her

Dyson, Michael Eric – Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America


Elhillo, Safia – The January Children

Elle, Alex – Neon Soul

Emecheta, Buchi – The Bride Price

Emezi, Akwaeke – Freshwater

Evaristo, Bernardine – Girl, Woman, Other


Folarin, Tope – A Particular Kind of Black Man


Gholar, Tiffany – A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing


Hollist, Pede – So The Path Does Not Die

hooks, bell – We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity


Iweala, Uzodinma – Speak No Evil


Jackson, Naomi – The Star Side of Bird Hill

Jones, Tayari – An American Marriage

Jones, Tayari – Silver Sparrow


Kincaid, Jamaica – A Small Place

Kincaid, Jamaica – Lucy


Manyika, Sarah L. – Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun

Mathis, Ayana – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Matlwa, Kopano – Period Pain

Mbue, Imbolo – Behold the Dreamers

Molosi, Donald – We Are All Blue

Moore, Wayétu – She Would Be King

Morrison, Toni – Sula


Noah, Trevor – Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Nwapa, Flora – Women Are Different


Obioma, Chigozie – The Fishermen

Okparanta, Chinelo – Happiness, Like Water

Okparanta, Chinelo – Harry Sylvester Bird

Onuzo, Chibundu – The Spider King’s Daughter

Osman, Diriye – Fairytales For Lost Children

Osondu, E.C. – Voice of America: Stories

Oyono, Ferdinand – Houseboy


Parker, Morgan – There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé


Rae, Issa – The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Reid-Benta, Zalika – Frying Plantain

Rhimes, Shonda – Year of Yes


Senior, Olive – Pepperpot: Best New Stories From The Caribbean

Shire, Warsan – Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth

Smith, Clint – Counting Descent

Souljah, Sister – A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story 


Tadjo, Véronique – As the Crow Flies

wa Thiong’o, Ngūgī – Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

wa Thiong’o, Ngūgī – Matigari

Tutuola, Amos – The Palm-Wine Drinkard 


Umebinyuo, Ijeoma – Questions for Ada


Vera, Yvonne (editor) – Opening Spaces: Contemporary African Women’s Writing


Waheed, Nayyirah – nejma

Waheed, Nayyirah – salt.

Wainaina, Binyavanga – One Day I Will Write About This Place

Walker, Alice – The Color Purple

Walker, Alice – You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down

Winfrey, Oprah – What I Know for Sure