African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Recommended Reading List for Undergrads

Alexander, M. Jacqui. Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred. London: Duke University Press, Combined Academic, 2006.
B., Du Bois W. E., and Perry Khepera Kyles. The Negro. Houston, TX: African Diaspora Press, 2010.
Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Fanon, Frantz, Richard Philcox, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Homi K. Bhabha. The Wretched of the Earth. Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2017.
Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. London: Penguin Classics, 2020.
Gilmore, Ruth Wilson. Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Gilroy, Paul. There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: the Cultural Politics of Race and Nation. London: Routledge, 2010.
Gwaltney, John Langston. Drylongso: a Self-Portrait of Black America. New York: New Press, 1993.
Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: a Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Hartman, Saidiya V. Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Henderson, Mae, and E. Patrick. Johnson. Black Queer Studies: a Critical Anthology. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2007.
James, C. L. R., and James Walvin. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. London: Penguin Books, 2001.
Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider Essays and Speeches. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2016.
Marable, Manning. Malcolm X: a Life of Reinvention. London: Penguin Books Ltd., 2012.
Moten, Fred. In the Break the Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Price, Charles. Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
Robinson, Cedric J. Black Marxism: the Making of the Black Radical Tradition. United States: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Spillers, Hortense J. Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Stack, Carol B. All Our Kin. New York: BasicBooks, 1997.
Wilderson, Frank B. Red, White & Black Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.