Book List in Order: 3 titles

  • Violet Fields, a black American singer in Paris clubs and music halls, reflects on her life after decades of separation and alienation from her Louisville, Kentucky origins. Inspired by the legend of Josephine Baker, Violet is visited occasionally by...


  • This searing first novel is the story of Sarah Stewart, a young black Harvard graduate in the 1960s whose growing interest in Africa—and down a path of self-discovery, love, and the choice between loyalty and truth. This is at once the story of the...


  • While visiting Senegal, Sarah Stewart, who is married and on a rising career track, falls in love with her literary mentor, Ibrahim Mangane, and with the emergence of the American civil rights movement and Afrocentrism, Sarah finds a new identity...