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The Decolonial Novel

“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” - Toni Morrison, Beloved

Beloved

Pulitzer Prize Winner

By: Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Toni Morrison
Length: 12 hours 2 minutes

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A spellbinding novel that transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. With a new afterword by the author. 

This "brutally powerful, mesmerizing story” (People) is an unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery, from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner.


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A Mercy

By: Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Toni Morrison
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were planted and took root.
Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh north. Despite his distaste for... Read more

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Romance in Marseille

By: Claude Mckay
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

Published for the first time, the pioneering novel of physical disability, transatlantic travel, black modernism,
and one of the earliest overtly queer fictions in the African American tradition.
Romance in Marseille traces the adventures of a rowdy troupe of dockworkers, prostitutes, and political organizers—
collectively straight and queer,... Read more

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Native Son

By: Richard Wright
Narrated by: Peter Francis James
Length: 17 hours 44 minutes

“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and... Read more

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Mama Day

By: Gloria Naylor
Narrated by: narrator
Length: 11 hours 52 minutes

Miranda Day, known as Mama Day, is the elderly matriarch of Willow Springs, a small sea island off the southeast coast of the United States. Mama Day finds herself pitted in mortal combat with dark forces that threaten the body and soul of her beloved great-niece, Cocoa, who has gone "mainside" and married an urban northerner. Mama Day will... Read more

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How Beautiful We Were

A Novel

By: Imbolo Mbue
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Janina Edwards, Dion Graham, JD Jackson, Allyson Johnson & Lisa Renee Pitts
Length: 14 hours 7 minutes

A fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company in this sweeping, inspiring novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers.

ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, People ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review,The... Read more

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Augustown

By: Kei Miller
Narrated by: Dona Croll
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown-set in the backlands of Jamaica-is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when... Read more

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