MA Reading List

Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am 

God’s Gym – John Edgar Wideman

Things We Lost in the Fire Stories

Her Body and Other Parties- Carmen Maria Machado

I Got Somebody in Staunton:Stories – William Henry Lewis

Krik? Krak! – Ediwdge Danticat

Carmen Maria Machiado – Her Body and Other Parties.

A Life of Adventure and Delights – Akhil Sharma

Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahira

Going to Meet the Man – James Baldwin

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere – ZZ Packer

Haruki Murakami – The Elephant Vanishes

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self – Danielle Evan

The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamada Ngozi Adichie

Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara

A brief History of seven killings, Marlon James 

Black Leopard, red wolf

Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey, 

Crab cakes James Alan McPherson 

The Souls of Black Folks, WEB Dubois

Linguistic Justice, April Baker Bell

The invisible man, Ralph Ellison 

Blues ideology and Afro American literature, Houston baker 

The slaves narrative, Henry Louis Gates 

African voices of the Atlantic slave trade, Anne c Bailey 

Between the World and me, Ta Nehisi Coates 

Black Jesus and Other Super Heroes 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire 

Bell hooks, teaching to transgress

Junot Diaz MFA vs. POC 

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

Ferguson, Whiteness as Default – David Mura

In Our Way: Racism in Creative Writing, Claudia Rankine

I’m still here: Black Dignity in a world made for whiteness, Austin Channing Brown 

Questions academics can ask to decolonize their classrooms, Kathy Luckett 

Stamped from the Beginning and How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

There, There by Tommy Orange

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Short piece by Luis Alberto Urrea

Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Jones

The Refugees by Nguyen

The Breakbeat Poets Anthology

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Flood Song and Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui

An Occurrence at Owl Creek by Ambrose Bierce

Incidents of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Short Stories by Flannery O’Connor

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Essays by Ta Nehisi Coates

Citizen by Claudia Rankine

The Cancer Essays by Lorde

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

Dubliners by James Joyce (The Dead, Araby)