10 Important Contemporary AuthorsBlack History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy talent, we're highlighting 25 books by African-American authors you should add to your reading list today. Octavia Butler's Kindred is one of a string of novels she penned centering on black female protagonists, which was unprecedented in a white-male dominated science and speculative fiction space at the time. This story centers Dana, a young writer in s Los Angeles who is unexpectedly whisked away to the 19th century antebellum South, where she saves the life of Rufus Weylin, the son of a plantation owner.
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Ranking the most important authors in contemporary and lateth-century literature is impossible. Chilean-American author Isabel Allende wrote her debut novel, "House of Spirits," to great acclaim in The novel began as a letter to her dying grandfather and is a work of magical realism charting the history of Chile. Allende began writing "House of Spirits" on Jan. Most of her works usually contain elements of magical realism and vivid female characters. Canadian author Margaret Atwood has numerous critically acclaimed novels to her credit. She is best known for her feminist and dystopian political themes, and her prolific output of work spans multiple genres, including poetry, short stories, and essays.
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