When it’s cold outside, one of my favorite things to do is get comfortable in my bed and get lost in the stories found in incredible books. Thankfully, there are a plethora of novels that are centered around the black female experience. Check out these five books the next time you visit your local bookstore and transport yourself into the wonderful world of fiction.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi
This novel tells the compelling story of a young Nigerian woman who moves to America for college and her struggles and triumphs throughout the process.
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
This story addresses colorism and its unyielding effects in the African-American community.
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
This book tells the story of a wealthy woman who is kidnapped and the aftermath of the ordeal.
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
This book tells the story of an Englishman teaching in a New England town that’s trying to rekindle his romance with his African-American wife after having an affair with a colleague.
That Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi
This book follows the intertwining of male and female relationships, family issues and identity through several short stories.