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.
5. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Rivers Solomon’s debut novel An Unkindness of Ghosts is proof positive that the rich legacy of Octavia Butler lives on. This science fiction work takes place in a time when all of human life is aboard a spaceship and people have replicated the worst of Earth’s racist stratifications. Through revolutionary actions both quiet and violent, the protagonist (a Black woman) provides insight into human psychology and motivations that could be useful in today’s times.