2010 Best Books by the Sankofa Literary Society
Black Pearl Soul—Christian Fiction/ Faith-based /Inspiring Experiences
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.
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2010 Best Books: Black Pearl Soul — Christian Fiction/ Faith-based /Our Experiences
1. Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go by Lucille O’Neal
2. Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems by Alice Walker
3. Stacy Hawkins Adams 3-Book Jubilant Soul Series
4. 19 Years Old and 19 Men Later by Tenisha Gainey
5. Flaws and All by Shana Burton
6. Soon After by Sherryle Kiser Jackson
7. Long Time Coming by Vanessa Miller
8. Samson by Jacquelin Thomas
9. A Million Blessings by Angela Benson
10.Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
11.Don’t Blame the Devil by Pat G’Orge Walker
12.Be Careful What You Pray For by Kimberla Lawson Roby
13.The Truth Is The Light by Vanessa Davis Griggs
14.An Inconvenient Friend by Rhonda McKnight
15.Holy Rollers by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
16.Reverend Feelgood by Lutishia Lovely
17.My Son’s Ex-Wife by Shelia E. Lipsey
18.Destined by Patricia Haley
19.More Church Folk 2 by Michele Andrea Bowen
20.Sins of the Mother by Victoria Christopher Murray
21.Never Without Hope by Michelle Sutton
22.Diary of a Mad First Lady by DiShan Washington
23.God Ain’t Through Yet by Mary Monroe
24.God Ain’t Blind by Mary Monroe
25.Delilah by Shelia M. Goss
26.Steppin’ Into the Good Life by Tia McCollors (Feb. 1, 2011)
Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations Media GroupVisit Black Pearls Magazine: http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/
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