The Bible
Roots and Queen by Alex Haley
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Snow Falling on Cedars - forget the author, too lazy to look
Sula by Toni Morrisson
Daughters of Song by Paula Huston
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali