African-American Authors 2013-12-11T14:48:18+00:00

Here is a selected list of American-African authors whose books are available at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District or from the member libraries of the Mid-Hudson Library System. To see the titles we own for a selected author, just click his or her name. You can see if an item is on the shelf at the Library, or you can place a hold on it using the Request-a-Title option.

Classics

Angelou, Maya

Gaines, Ernest J.

Parks, Gordon

Baldwin, James

Haley, Alex

Petry, Ann

Bambara, Toni Cade

Himes, Chester

Reed, Ishmael

Bontemps, Arna W.

Hughes, Langston

Robeson, Paul

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Hurston, Zora Neale

Shange, Ntozake

Brown, Claude

Johnson, James Weldon

Toomer, Jean

Brown, Wesley

Lester, Julius

Truth, Sojourner

Chesnutt, Charles

Major, Clarence

Walker, Alice

Douglass, Frederick

Marshall, Paule

West, Dorothy

Du Bois, W. E. B.

Morrison, Toni

Williams, John Alfred

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Motley, Willard

Wright, Richard

Ellison, Ralph

Poetry

Angelou, Maya

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Komunyakaa, Yusef

Baraka, Imamu Amiri

Giovanni, Nikki

Lorde, Audre

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Harper, Michael S.

Major, Clarence

Brown, Sterling

Hayden, Robert

McKay, Claude

Clifton, Lucille

Hughes, Langston

Reed, Ishmael

Cullen, Countee

Johnson, James Weldon

Sanchez, Sonia

Dove, Rita

Jones, Gayl

Walker, Alice

Du Bois, W. E. B.

Jordan, June

Wright, Richard

Plays

Baraka, Imamu Amiri

Hughes, Langston

Wilson, August

Hansberry, Lorraine

Reed, Ishmael

Popular Fiction and Non-Fiction

Ansa, Tina McElroy

Hill, Donna

McKinney-Whetstone, Diane

Baisden, Michael

Hill, Ernest

McKnight, Reginald

Benson, Angela

Himes, Chester

McMillan, Rosalyn

Berry, Bertice

Holmes, Shannon

McMillan, Terry

Briscoe, Connie

Hopkinson, Nalo

Millner, Denene

Campbell, Bebe Moore

Jackson, Brian

Morrison, Mary B.

Carter, Stephen L.

Jackson, Brenda

Morrison, Toni

Cary, Lorene

Jackson, Sheneska

Naylor, Gloria

Chase-Riboud, Barbara

Joe, Yolanda

Packer, ZZ

Cleage, Pearl

Johnson, Charles Richard

Perrin, Kayla

Cooper, J. California

Johnson, Guy

Ray, Francis

Danticat, Edwidge

Johnson, R. M.

Roby, Kimberla

Darden, Christopher

Jones, Edward P.

Sanders, Dori

DeBerry, Virginia

Jones, Gayl

Senna, Danzy

Dickey, Eric J.

Jones, Patricia

Sinclair, April

Due, Tananarive

Killens, John Oliver

Souljah, Sister

Everett, Percival L

Kincaid, Jamaica

Spencer, Camika

Files, Lolita

Kitt, Sandra

Straight, Susan

Forrest, Leon

Lamar, Jake

Tramble, Nichelle

Forster, Gwynn

Lee, Darrien

Tyree, Omar

Foster, Sharon Ewell

Little, Benilde

Walker, Alice

French, Albert

Louise, Kim

Wideman, John Edgar

Golden, Marita

McCann, Timmothy B.

Youngblood, Shay

Harris, E. Lynn

McFadden, Bernice

Zane

Mystery / Suspense

Bland, Eleanor T.

Garland, Ardella

Walker, Blair

Carter, Charlotte

Haywood, Gar Anthony

Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Deloach, Nora

Mosley, Walter

Woods, Paula L.

Edwards, Grace

Neely, Barbara

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Barnes, Steven

Butler, Octavia E.

Mosley, Walter

Burton, Levar

Hopkinson, Nalo