Lift as We Climb Leaders—Popular Fiction/General Fiction/Literary Fiction
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 Award: Lift as We Climb Leaders—Popular Fiction/Fiction/Literary Fiction
1. Before I Forget by Leonard Pitts Jr.
2. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
4. 32 Candles: A Novel by Ernessa T. Carter
5. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
6. Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
7. If You Walked In My Shoes by Gwynne Forster
8. Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange
9. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
10.’Till You Hear From Me by Pearl Cleage
11.One Flight Up by Susan Fales-Hill
12.From Cape Town with Love by Blair Underwood
13.Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey (Reprint Edition)
14.The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
15.Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste
16.The Secrets of Newberry by Victor McGlothin
17.Heaven Forbid by Lutishia Lovely
18.Secrets Unraveled by J J Michael
19.Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella
20.Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
21.Anna-In-Between by Elizabeth Nunez
22.The Lie by O. H. Bennett
23.Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper
24.Good Fortune by Noni Carter
25.Red Hats by Damon Wayans
26.Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations Media GroupVisit Black Pearls Magazine: http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/
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