When I see a Black writer, editor, or publisher creating quality work, I make sure to put my coins there. In that vein, here are 7 books by Black authors that came out in 2017 that everyone should read.
6. What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Heralded as one of the best debut novels of 2017, What We Lose is an elegant meditation on race, sex, and identity. Zinzi Clemmons’ writing is at once striking and tender. The story of a young woman finding her way through grief and unexpected life turns is an engaging journey for readers that will have wanting more from this debut novelist.