African Europeans: An Untold History
by Olivette Otele
These Ghosts Are Family: A Novel
by Maisy Card
Yellow Wife: A Novel
by Sadeqa Johnson
As someone obsessed with the lives of my own people here in the states, Otele’s African Europeans: An Untold History really intrigued me to learn more about the lives of Black people in other parts of the diaspora, particularly Europe. I was inspired to read it after reading Robin Mitchell’s Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France, which highlighted Black women in France. I’m hoping these books will help inform me on a novel I’m presently rewriting.