black literature

Novel Naming Contest No. 2

*Update* James Yeh won the contest on the first comment. 


This picture describes 3 novels written by black authors. Keep in mind I’m using ‘black’ and not ‘African-American’ or ‘African’ to broaden the scope. The first person to correctly name all 3 novels in one comment wins. As mentioned before, the winning answers may simply be a collation of previous semi-correct answers, so judgment and imagination are both important.

pr and I are collaborating on this contest No. 2 (see contest No. 1 if you missed it). Basically, I’m moderating/officiating, and pr is  graciously procuring the prize, and handling the logistics of its delivery.

To honor the theme, the prize are books written by black people. (I’d like to point out that I don’t know who any of these people are, because I’m somewhat ignorant, thus cannot comment on them.)

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
 In Harlem by Mat Johnson
Dead Sexy by R.K. Byers
Salt by Earl Lovelace
The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta
homegirls and handgrenades by Sonia Sanchez
Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler by Thylias Moss

Thank you pr for such a generous donation (including postage!) to this contest.

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May 25th, 2009 / 3:36 pm