Danielle Belton

Editor in Chief, HuffPost

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.

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