13 Best African American Literary Criticism

List Updated December 2019

Bestselling African American Literary Criticism in 2019


The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics)

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2019
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS

African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father--Africa in the US Imagination

African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father--Africa in the US Imagination
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2019

The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African American Literary Criticism

The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African American Literary Criticism
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2019

African American Literary Theory: A Reader

African American Literary Theory: A Reader
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2019
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2019

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2019
  • Harvard University Press

Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2019
  • Vintage Books

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series)

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2019
  • Crossing Press

The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2019
  • Dover Publications

James Baldwin : Collected Essays : Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work / Other Essays (Library of America)

James Baldwin : Collected Essays : Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work / Other Essays (Library of America)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2019
  • Library of America

The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s

The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2019

Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2019
  • Beacon Press

This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color

This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2019

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