The Root's Global Book List

A roundup of great literature from across the black Diaspora.

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By Bernardine Evaristo

Riverhead, January 2009

Written by a biracial poet and originally published in the U.K. last year, this is a witty, yet provocative slavery retelling, where "Aphrikans" are the masters of "whytes" in need of "civilization."

By Thomas Glave

City Lights Publishers, January 2009

Bronx-born Jamaican and New York raised, this writer/activist's new short-story collection confronts race, war, sexuality and eroticism-a mix that only serious talents can deliver.

By Emmanuel Jal

St. Martin's Press, February 2009

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