Top 10 Black Female Authors and Their Must-Read Books

Many people have a mindset and judge people with their skin color. Everybody who thinks that ladies with Black skin tone aren’t really intelligent enough then these people should read about these intelligent and immensely talented black female authors. Don’t just read about them but also read books by black authors.

Some of them are bestsellers and they are quite popular in the world of writing. These black women authors will help you in encouraging the deep levels of introspection and thought. Thoughts can give confidence and the potential of knowing what all you can do with your life.

If you are into books and you love reading then you should check out this black authors list. They are not just good writers but also bestselling black authors. So if you are a book lover and you want to know about good black books to read by black authors then should look at the list given below where you can educate yourself about few good books by black authors and their names.

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List of amazing 10 black female authors

1. Alyssa Cole 

Daughters of a Nation
Daughters of a Nation

She originally belongs from the Caribbean island of Martinique. She also prefers spending quality time in New York City. She is an American author. She is one of the black female authors fiction who likes to write about history, science fiction. She also writes modern romantic novels. She started her writing career by publishing her collections of short stories and novellas. She has also participated in the month-long challenge of National Novel Writing Month, she did it for encouraging her writing habits and to finish her longer works. She wrote novels such as Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology and others. Read it

2. Tananarive Due

My Soul to Keep

She is an American author and also an educator. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida. Her mom named her after the French name of Antananarivo which is the capital of Madagascar. She is the eldest daughter of civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due and civil rights lawyer John D. Due Jr. She started her writing career while she was working as a journalist and a columnist for the Miami Herald, she wrote her first novel in 1995 and the name of her novel was “The Between”. Her recent collections include Ghost Summer, “My Soul to Keep”. Her books are must-reads among other books by black female authors.  Read it

3. Nora DeLoach

Nora DeLoach

She first started her writing career in her 50s. She won a contest which eventually boosted her confidence in taking her career far with writing. Her daughter played a huge role in the decision of her starting with writing fiction. She was one of the great black fantasy authors. Her series of novels pulls her readers with suspense and holds them with the family dynamics between mother and daughter. Read It

4. Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

She is a Jamaican – born Canadian tentative fiction writer and editor. In present, she lives in Riverside, California and she also teaches over there. She recognized herself in a particular genre. Her writing became well-known in the genre such as Caribbean folklore and sci-fi/fantasy. She wrote novels such as “Brown Girl in the Ring”, “The Salt Roads and “Midnight Robber”. She considered one of the bestsellers among Black Christian Authors. Read it

5. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

She belongs to Uganda. She is a novelist as well as a short story writer. She was shortlisted and won the Kwani for her doctoral novel, The Kintu Saga. She was also shortlisted for the commonwealth short story prize in the year 2014. She won the prize for her story “Lets Tell This Story Properly” and appeared to be the regional winner in the Africa region. Among all the new books by black authors, her books are always most awaited by her fans. Read it

6. Attica Locke

Attica Locke

She belongs from Houston, TexasShe is one of the most popular names in the world of writers. She is an American fiction author and a writer/producer for TV and films. She is known for her mystery books. She won Edgar, The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Not just that she also won other awards such as Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. She has also worked with Ava DuVernay for the show Empire. Read it

7. Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa-Mohamed-author

She was named as one of the bestsellers among young British authors by Granta in the year 2013. She was born in Hargeisa, Somalia. In the year 2014, she was also found in the list of Africa39 list of writers who are aged less than 40 with great potential and ability to describe future trends in African literature. Read it

9. Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden

She is an American author. She has also written funny erotica under the pseudonym Geneva Holiday. She has written 15 novels. In the year 2016 she received an award, MFA from The writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, New York. She was born and she grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her stories have constantly taken her readers to another level. Read it

9. Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin

She was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian author and poet. The name of her debut novel was “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.” It was launched in the year 2010. She found her name on the list of Hay Festival’s Africa39 in the year 2014. She found her name in the list of 39 sub-Saharan African writers aged less than 40. Read it

10. Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams

She is also known as Selena Montgomery which her pen name for her romantic novels. Her books included where you would find not just romance but also mystery and murders. Her novels hold the attention of the readers to the end with great interest. She is not just an author but also a politician and a lawyer. Read it

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 Concluding Remarks

These were the few names of the Black female authors who are bestsellers. They write different genres. They have gained popularity in the world of writers, some of them follow other professions but they became a great novelist because they love writing.

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