Djuna Barnes – Nightwood  (1936)
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: New Directions; unknown edition (September 26, 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0811216715

Khalid Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (November 25, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1594483851

Sherman Alexi – The Lone Ranger and Tanto Fist Fight in Heaven (1993)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Grove Press; Anniversary, Reprint edition (October 8, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0802121998

Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis (2007)
Series: Pantheon Graphic Novels
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Pantheon; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 2004)
ISBN-13: 978-0375714573

Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition (January 25, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0393352566

Wiliam and Ellen Craft –  Running a Thousand Miles For Freedom; Or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (1860)
Electronic: n.p.
Publisher: DocSouth (UNC)

Short Stories

Jumpa Lahiri – “Year’s End”  The New Yorker. December 24, 2007
Charles Chesnutt – “Po’ Sandy”
Louise Erdrich
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gloria E. Anzaldua


Ethiop, “Afric-American Picture Gallery,” Anglo-African Magazine (February-August 1859) (afro-american-picture-gallery-1859-Anglo-African-Magazine)


Phillis Wheatley – “On Being Brought from Africa” (1773) and “To S.M. a Young African Painter, On Seeing his Works” (1773)
George Moses Horton – “On Liberty and Slavery”
Francis Ellen Watkins Harper – “Eliza Harris” 
Paul Laurence Dunbar – “We Wear the Masks” (1913) and “Sympathy” (1913)
Amy Lowell – “A Decade” (1919), The Weather-Cock Points South” (1919), “Opal” (1919), “Venus Transiens” (1919)
Louise Erdrich – “Indian Boarding School Runaways” and “I Was Sleeping Where the Black Oaks Move”

Short Films

A House Without Snakes

The Rabbit Hunt
Mother’s Day
These C*cksucking Tears

Trail of Hope
Nacido de Nuevo

“Extra” Texts – for longform essay

Do the Right Thing (1989)
Double Happiness (1994)
Smoke Signals (1998)
Medicine for Melancholy  (2008)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Insecure (2016 -)
Black Panther (2018)
Feed (2017)
Hidden Figures (2016)

J.Cole – High for Hours