Good Weaves

Toni Morrison

Literature by and for African-American Women

Each day on my way to work, I find myself at some point looking up from the latest literary novel of the day, and somewhere in the subway car I see a black woman reading.

First, I look at the hair. Sometimes intense, tiny braids. Sometimes sheer, brass plaits. Sometimes careless and proud funky dreads.

Next, I look to see what they’re reading.

I don’t know if there’s a connection, but I think you’ll find the same craftsmanship, attention to detail and evidence of labor-of-love in the following novels.

suggested reading list

Hair is a woman’s glory. Maya Angelou

resources

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