The Sankofa Literary Society and its founder Ella Curry are focused on the issues and lifestyles that define today’s avid readers — what they read, what they want out of their literature, how they connect to each other, what motivates them and how they feel about their community as a whole.
Many have stated, “There is no African American village…it’s dead,” we don’t feel that way. The Village is here, the village in now! Expand your horizons! We are a community of 11 bookclub units, 4 social networks and 22 nurses who want to enrich our community with books and the written word. Listed below are the books we have read in 2010 presented by small press publishers, traditional publishers and self-published authors. Join us today to add your voice and experiences to our union. Come on in and join this movement to Give the Gift of Knowledge!
WHY WE ARE HERE
While highlighting our heritage, our experiences and delivering our voice–we remain anchored to the spiritual, emotional and practical realities of our entire global community, supporting all races. We are not limited solely to reading just African American (AA) authors; we hope to educate our readers by offering a variety of quality literature and resources. We are offering you the best in literature period, from our perspective. Spread the word…please share this listing with at least 20 people you know! The books below will make excellent gifts all year long.
WHAT ARE LITERARY HALLMARKS
Listed below are a few of the best books representing the literary world and the arts. Each book created an impact for our readers/reviewers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. Here are the books we want to showcase to the world. Please take your time and expand your reading territory by saluting the literary greats and leaders listed below. The books are NOT listed in any order pertaining to the quality of the literature—they are all 4-5 star reads. The number beside the title, does not indicate the ranking of this list.
SPEAK UP AND OUT
Authors, if you see your book listed, please leave a comment with your website address, bookseller links and any news about you and your books! Ask your network to stop by and share their reviews of your books too. Make sure you tell your fellow author friends if you see their names listed below. If your name is listed below, you can copy the award image to your computer and add to your website as well as your promotional material.
Best Books: Black Pearl Passions—Erotica/Romance/Alternate Lifestyles/Adult Literature
1. True Confessions by Electa Rome Parks
2. Heart of the Falcon by Francis Ray
3. Butterfly by Rochelle Alers
4. Heading South by Dany LaFerriere
5. Sexaholics by Pynk
6. Punany Experience by Jessica Holter
7.Confessions by Sasha Campbell
8.Only Hers: The Taggart Brothers by Francis Ray
9. Private Lessons by Donna Hill
10.What a Westmoreland Wants by Brenda Jackson
11.Stealing Candy by Allison Hobbs
12.Pleasure Principles by Lesley E. Hal
13.Can’t Get Enough of You by Bette Ford
14.Love Me Tonight by Gwynne Forster
15.What Love Tastes Like by Zuri Day
16.Bedroom Chronicles by Jamise L. Dames
17.Nihon Nights by Trisha Haddad and Monica Haddad
18.Both Sides of the Fence 2 by M.T. Pope
19.Miss Wayne & the Queens of DC by T. Styles
20.Loving Simone by Jessica Tilles
21.Playing the Hand You’re Dealt by Trice Hickman
22.His Sexy Bad Habit by Cheris Hodges
23.Visible Lives by Terrance Dean, James Early Hardy and Stanley Bennett Clay
24.Cheaper to Keep Her by Unique
25.Darius Jones by Mary B. Morrison
26.Smooth Operator by Risqué
Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations Media Group
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