Part I: Fiction and Literature about Race, Religion, and Representation

Get ready for our R3 Symposium on March 15-16! It’s going to be warm this week…perfect weather for finding a sunny spot to read outside. Below is a list of novels with themes of race, religion, and representation.
  1. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  2. Salt Eaters – Toni Cade Bambara
  3. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  4. Just Above My Head – James Baldwin
  5. Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone – James Baldwin
  6. Going to Meet the Man – James Baldwin
  7. Moses, Man of the Mountain – Zora Neal Hurston
  8. Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
  9. Parable of the Talents – Octavia Butler
  10. Krik? Krak? – Edwidge Danticat
  11. Mama Day – Gloria Naylor
  12. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
  13. For Colored Girls – Ntozake Shange
  14. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  15. Native Son – Richard Wright

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3 thoughts on “Part I: Fiction and Literature about Race, Religion, and Representation

  1. Ah, Beloved and Song of Solomon. I’ve missed you so much.

    Not sure if I appreciated those books when I first read them, and I never got the chance to re-read them outside of the classroom.

    Morrison writes with such a wonderful depth.

    Native son was another gem.

    Man, you just brought back some memories.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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