There are so many amazing books that come out every month –– especially by Black women authors.
This Women's History Month (and beyond), it is imperative to highlight the work of Black women who are writing to honor and acknowledge the historical and contemporary political contributions, stories, and achievements of Black women in the Diaspora.
In this current political climate, it is critical to read Black women's literature and get their perspectives on self-care, self-love, Black women's political history, and more. Whether it be nonfiction, fiction, poetry or prose, it is the resiliency, brilliance, originality and tenacity of Black women and Black women authors that should always be celebrated 365/24/7.
Check out these six books authored by Black women that need to be on your radar and on your bookshelves ASAP:
1. "This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America" by Morgan Jerkins
In her debut book, This Will Be My Undoing: Living At The Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, writer and journalist Morgan Jerkins offers her perspectives on what it means to be black, a woman ––a black woman––and navigating the various societal oppressions and pressures that try to invisibilize and disregard Black women's worth, efforts, and work.
Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Elle, Vogue, Nylon and more, she explores Black feminist thought, Black history, white feminism and more and challenges the institutional socio-economic and political injustices and misogynoir that attempt to thwart Black women's progress. An ode to Black women's resilience––and also, her resiliency––Jerkins' commentary offes liberatory insight for other Black women, who too are living at the intersection of "Black, female, and feminist in white America."
What's on your reading list? Any notable black women writers? Let us know in the comments down below.