#ReadSoulLit 2019 in Honor of Black History Month


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February always gets me so excited about reading.  Black History Month always makes me want to delve deeper into the books written by black Americans and to learn more about my culture.  I feel that black literature, is getting more recognition these days although I still feel that more consideration is given to African Literature. […]

February 13, 2019

#ReadSoulLit Tag


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I created this tag so that people could get more recommendations of books by black authors.  I’m tagging all of you bloggers out there to do it and to add to the list of growing recommendations of African-American authors and their works this Black History Month.  Enjoy! If you’d like to pick up a copy […]

February 13, 2019

Incognegro Renaissance #1


Book Reviews, Graphic Novels/Comics, ReadSoulLit

Zane Pinchback, the light-skinned reporter from the black newspaper The New Holland Herald is back!  The graphic novel Incognegro introduced us to Zane and the daring way he goes about writing stories about the lynchings that were taking place all over the south during the 1920s. Zane continues to use this approach in a new graphic […]

December 7, 2018

No Place To Call Home – JJ Bola


Book Reviews, ReadSoulLit

JJ Bola’s, debut novel, No Place To Call Home attentively develops the themes expected in a novel about refugees surviving in a strange new country. Bola touches on language, community, parent-child relationships, specifically father-son and father-daughter relationships, expectations of first generation African children, religion, moeurs, and most of all home. All of these subjects are catalysts for […]

August 16, 2018

Sag Harbor Live Discussion


Live Show discussions, ReadSoulLit

Sag Harbor – Colson Whitehead, 329 pages, Anchor Books Rating: 4,5 stars Recommended to: Lovers of coming-of-age stories, summer read… Particularity: Coming-of-age story by a black man If you’d like to pick up a copy of Sag Harbor or any of my other recommendations please consider clicking my affiliate link for The Book Depository.  It […]

July 30, 2018

The Unkind Hours – Dwayne Alexander Smith


Book Reviews, ReadSoulLit

The Unkind Hours is the latest exciting thriller from Dwayne Alexander Smith, the author of terribly underrated Forty Acres. (You need to read Forty Acres if you haven’t already!)  We meet an ex-baseball player Steven who’s married to Nichole. They are happily married and have a little girl named Luna who is four years old.   […]

July 14, 2018

What Truth Sounds Like – Michael Eric Dyson


Book Reviews, ReadSoulLit

Michael Eric Dyson is back with his newly released book today, What Truth Sounds Like.  What Truth Sounds Like is  Dyson’s continued discussion of race in America, carried over from his book last year called Tears We Cannot Stop A Sermon to White America.  It was a book that was written specifically to speak to […]

June 5, 2018