Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ten must-read classics by African American authors

One title on Bruna Lobato's list of ten must-read classics by African American authors, as shared at the Christian Science Monitor:
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

This Pulitzer Prize-winning epistolary novel follows the story of Celie, a woman who is abused by her father during childhood and strives to protect her sister from the same fate. Celie is married off to an abusive husband but, eventually, a loving relationship and an upsetting discovery drive her to seek independence, mutual love, and creative fulfillment.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Color Purple is among Hanna McGrath's list of five fictional characters who tell it like it is, Andy McSmith's top ten books of the 1980s, and Sophie Ward's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue