How We Love — Compt.Fiction/Relationships/Urban Lit./Women’s 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: How We Love — Compt.Fiction/Relationships/Urban Lit./Women’s Fiction
1. Let’s Get It On by Jill Nelson
2. Platinum by Aliya S. King
3. When I Get Where I’m Going by Cheryl Robinson
4. What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill
5. Cry Me A River by Ernest Hill
6. A Second Helping by Beverly Jenkins
7. Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown
8. The Heat of Heat by Bettye Griffin
9. Best African American Fiction 2010 by Gerald Early
10.Nothing Stays the Same by Suzetta Perkins
11.Still Candy Shopping by Kiki Swinson
12.Fish and Grits by Tina Smith-Brown
13.When the Cake is Made by Lisa Wu Hartwell
14.The Golden Hustla by Wahida Clark
15.Dirtier Than Ever by Vickie M. Stringer
16.Torn Between Two Lovers by Carl Weber
17.Snitch by VegasClarke
18.The Dirty Divorce 2 by Miss KP
19.A Woman Scorned by Ericka Williams
20.What’s His Is Mine by Daaimah S. Poole
21.Butterfly Rising by Tanya Wright
22.Bastards by Avah LaReaux
23.Sunny Rain by Ci Ci Foster
24.Un-Nappily in Love by Trisha R. Thomas
25.Dynasty by Kwame Teague
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