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List of 100 Novles

The list below comprises the books that make up the “100 Novels Project.” The list of books ranges from Southern, Protest, Feminist, Neo-Slave Narratives, and Street literature. Information from my posts will stem from the information I collected in this project.

 

Novel

Author

Publication Year

Go Tell It on The Mountain

James Baldwin

1953

The Salt Eaters

Toni Cade Bambara

1980

The White Boy Shuffle

Paul Beatty

1996

The Chaneysville Incident

David Bradley

1981

Maud Martha

Gwendolyn Brooks

1993

Clotel: or, the President’s Daughter

William Wells Brown

1853

Kindred

Octavia Butler

1979

Parable of the Sower

Octavia Butler

1993

Parable of the Talents

Octavia Butler

1998

Patternmaster

Octavia Butler

1976

Brothers and Sisters

Bebe Moore Campbell 

1994

House Behind the Cedars

Charles Waddell Chesnutt

1900

The Marrow of Tradition

Charles Waddell Chesnutt

1901

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Edwidge Danticat

1994

Blake; Or, The Huts of America

Martin R. Delany

1859

Dhalgren

Samuel Delany

1975

The Heroic Slave

Frederick Douglass

1852

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

W.E.B. DuBois

1911

The Fanatics

Paul Laurence Dunbar

1901

The Sport of the Gods

Paul Laurence Dunbar

1902

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

1952

Erasure

Percival Everett

2001

The Walls of Jericho

Rudolph Fisher

1928

Hope’s Highway

Sarah Lee Brown Fleming

1918

There is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden

Leon Forrest

1973

Two Wings to Veil My Face

Leon Forrest

1983

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Ernest Gaines

1971

A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest Gaines

1993

The Hindered Hand or, The Reign of the Repressionist

Sutton E. Griggs.

1905

Imperium in Imperio

Sutton E. Griggs.

1899

Roots

Alex Haley

1976

If He Hollers Let Him Go

Chester Himes

1945

Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

Pauline E. Hopkins

1900

Not Without Laughter

Langston Hughes

1930

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

1937

Middle Passage

Charles Johnson

1990

Oxherding Tale

Charles Johnson

1982

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

1912/1927

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

2003

Corregidora

Gayl Jones

1975

Eva's Man

Gayl Jones

1976

The Healing

Gayl Jones

1998

Mosquito

Gayl Jones

1999

Leaving Atlanta

Tayari Jones

2002

And Then We Heard the Thunder

John Oliver Killens

1962

The Cotillion: or, One Good Bull Is Half the Herd

John Oliver Killens

1971

Annie John

Jamaica Kincaid

1985

Quicksand

Nella Larsen

1928

Black Water Rising

Attica Locke

 

Painted Turtle: Woman with Guitar

Clarence Major

1988

Brown Girl, Brownstones

Paule Marshall

1959

Home to Harlem

Claude McKay

1928

Getting to Happy

Terry McMillan

2010

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Terry McMillan

1996

Waiting to Exhale

Terry McMillan

1992

Conquest: The Story of A Negro Pioneer

Oscar Micheaux

1913

Beloved

Toni Morrison

1987

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

1970

Jazz

Toni Morrison

1992

Love

Toni Morrison

2003

A Mercy

Toni Morrison

2008

Paradise

Toni Morrison

1997

Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

1977

Sula

Toni Morrison

1973

Tar Baby

Toni Morrison

1981

Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosley

1990

Mama Day

Gloria Naylor

1988

The Women of Brewster Place

Gloria Naylor

1982

Getting Mother's Body

Suzan-Lori Parks

2003

The Street

Ann Petry

1946

Flight to Canada

Ishmael Reed

1976

Mumbo Jumbo

Ishmael Reed

1972

Black No More

George Schuyler

1931

Caucasia

Danzy Senna 

1998

Some Sing, Some Cry

Ntozake Shange

2010

Mama Black Widow

Iceberg Slim

1969

Trick Baby

Iceberg Slim

1967

The Coldest Winter Ever

Sister Souljah

2000

A Charleston Love Story of Hortense Vancross

Theophilus Gould Steward

1899

Cane

Jean Toomer

1923

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1982

Meridian

Alice Walker

1976

The Third Life of Grange Copeland

Alice Walker

1970

Jubilee

Margaret Walker

1966

The Living Is Easy

Dorothy West

1948

Apex Hides the Hurt

Colson Whitehead

2007

The Intuitionist

Colson Whitehead

1999

John Henry Days

Colson Whitehead

2001

Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

2009

A Glance Away

John Edgar Wideman

1967

Philadelphia Fire

John Edgar Wideman

1990

Sent for You Yesterday

John Edgar Wideman

1983

Dessa Rose

Sherley Anne Williams

1986

The Man Who Cried I Am

John A. Williams

1967

Our Nig

Harriet E. Wilson

1859

A Father's Law

Richard Wright

2008

Lawd Today

Richard Wright

1963

Native Son

Richard Wright

1940

The Outsider

Richard Wright

1953

 

 

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