What are the best books by black British authors?

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    #1White Teeth

    White Teeth

    White Teeth is a contemporary fiction novel written by Zadie Smith which is about the story of two North London families during the World War II. This tackles about faith, race, gender and culture. 

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    Charles Rios
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I love the audio trailer with this Brit telling the story of White Teeth, it is a contemporary fiction novel written by Zadie Smith which is about the story of two North London families during the World War II. This tackles about faith, race, gender and culture. "
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    #2Black Mamba Boy

    Black Mamba Boy

    Black Mamba Boy is an African historical fiction written by Nadifa Mohamed. This cultural fiction novel is first published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2010. 

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    Vishal Patil
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Nadifa Mohamed is one of my favorite black British authors. Black Mamba Boy is a book that has always stuck with me. The characters are memorable and the message of the novel is very powerful. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a powerful novel."
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    #3Veterans of the Psychic Wars

    Veterans of the Psychic Wars

    Veterans of the Psychic Wars is a science fiction novel written by Wayne Gerard Trotman. It was published January 1, 2011 by Red Moon Productions Ltd. It follows the story of Roman Doyle.

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    Ajay Sharma
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Veterans of the Psychic Wars is a scientific thriller about space wars. The author is black and is British but there are better books out there. I would recommend it if you are into scfyi. "
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    #4The Famished Road

    The Famished Road

    The Famished Road is a fantasy novel by Nigerian author Ben Okri. It tells the story of Azaru, a spirit child who exists both in the spirit world and the human world. It won the Man Booker Prize in 1991.

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    Billy Fernandez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This novel takes place in Nigeria and really had almost a poetic feel to it. It is the first book by Ben Okri that I have read and now am proud to say that I am a fan! I'll be checking out other works by this author. "
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    #5The Icarus Girl

    The Icarus Girl

    The Icarus Girl is a 2005 psychological thriller by award-winning British author Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi. It tells the story of an eight-year-old girl and TillyTilly, a girl who is only visible to her.

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    Grace Ross
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Icarus Girl was an overall good read. I enjoyed reading a book with a strong female lead with a mysterious story. "
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    #6Second Class Citizen

    Second Class Citizen

    Second Class Citizen is a novel by Buchi Emecheta. Originally published in 1974, it portrays the lives of contemporary Nigerians by telling the story of a Nigerian woman who migrated to England with her children.
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    Anthony Gibson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I like that this is a great work of black feminist authorship. It's about a woman who overcomes many hardships growing up in her native Nigeria and then facing the challenges of being an immigration to England. This book explores many issues such as identity and class and does so through its focus on a very strong character. "
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    #7Small Island

    Small Island
    Small Island is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Andrea Levy which centers on Jamaican local Hortense Joseph and her husband Gilbert Joseph who moves in Britain.  
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    Donna Peters
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I love that this book gives so many different perspectives about WWI. You rarely get to hear this story from a young Black British person, and it is a very good read. "
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    #8Ugly

    Ugly

    This book is the story of Constance Briscoe, who got constantly abused by her mother throughout her whole childhood. After years of constant abuse, beatings and even starvation, she got abandoned by her mother when she was 13, but she managed to survive and eventually tell us her story in this book. 

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    Lisa Richards
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Ugly by Constance Briscoe is a book about facing your childhood demons and overcoming tragedy. It broke my heart to read about the abuse, pain, and suffering Clarence experienced. I found this book to be inspiring, emotionally moving, and overwhelming. The writing is powerful and even hilarious at times. There is so much sadness yet through it all, Clarence persisted to overcome adversity which I find truly remarkable."
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    #9The Long Song

    The Long Song

    The Long Song is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Andrea Levy which is a tale about a slave girl named July living in a sugar plantation in Jamaica. 

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    #10Red Dust Road

    Red Dust Road

    Red Dust Road is an autobiographical novel written by Jackie Kay. Originally published in 2010, it tells the story of a woman and her search for her biological parents: a Scottish nurse and a Nigerian student.

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    Edward Grant
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best books by black British authors, Jackie Kay's 'Red Dust Road,' may just be the perfect solution. Her books are known for being moving, beautiful, and poetic. "

Summary

Best What are the best books by black British authors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1White TeethBooks 39 Paid
2Black Mamba BoyBooks 27 Paid
3Veterans of the Psychic WarsBooks 16 Paid
4The Famished RoadBooks 13 Paid
5The Icarus GirlBooks 12 Paid
6Second Class CitizenBooks 9 Paid
7Small IslandBooks 5 Paid
8UglyBooks 4 Paid
9The Long SongBooks 3 Paid
10Red Dust RoadBooks 1 Paid
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