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black history month

Read an extract from The Healing

Following faith healer, Harlan Jane Eagleton, The Healing is a beautifully-written portrait of this woman’s past and how she came to her first healing.     |   I open a tin of Spirit of […]

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Read an Extract from Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. When sixteen-year-old Janie is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries […]

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Challenge the Canon

  Ten books to add to your reading list this Black History Month   Beloved by Toni Morrison Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–65), it is inspired by […]

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