Best African American Urban Fiction Books

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1. It Was All A DREAM

Author: by Keisha Ervin
July 3, 2021

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2. Borrowed Love 2

Author: by Nicole Jackson
Nicole Jackson Presents
June 29, 2021

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The saga continues as Yaz navigates through the mess she’s made for herself, now with a baby on her hip.

3. Life After Death: A Novel

Author: by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
352 pages

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Instant USA TODAY Bestseller The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever. Winter Santiaga hit time served. Still stunning, still pretty, still bold, still loves her father more than any man in the world, still got her hustle and high fashion flow.

She’s eager to pay back her enemies, rebuild her father’s empire, reset his crown, and ultimately to snatch Midnight back into her life no matter which bitch had him while she was locked up. But Winter is not the only one with revenge on her mind.

Simone, Winter’s young business partner and friend, is locked and loaded and Winter is her target. Will she blow Winter’s head off? Can Winter dodge the bullets? Or will at least one bullet blast Winter into another world? Either way Winter is fearless.

Hell is the same as any hood and certainly the Brooklyn hood she grew up in. That’s what Winter thinks. A heartwarming, heart-burning, passionate, sexual, comical, and completely original adventure is about to happen in real timeraw, shocking, soulful, and shameless.

4. The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel

Author: by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
368 pages

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A New York Times Bestseller A USA TODAY Bestseller Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 50 Most Impactful Black Books Of The Last 50 Years Essence Renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author of Life After Death brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel.

I came busting into the world during one of New York’s worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body.

But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn’t want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top.

Featuring a Special Collector’s Edition Reader’s Guideincluding an author Q&A, detailed character analyses, and the author’s own remarks about the meaning of her story.

5. Black Buck: The 'darkly comic' blisteringly smart satire on race, tech and the new American dream – A New York Times bestseller

Author: by Mateo Askaripour
March 18, 2021

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A New York Times Bestseller* ‘Mesmerizing… A high wire act full of verve and dark, comic energy.’ Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground RailroadMy goal is to teach you how to sell. And if I’m half the salesman every newspaper, blog, and hustler in New York City says I am, then you are in luck.

With my story, I will give you the tools to go out and create the life you want.Sound fair?Meet Buck. But before Buck was the Muhammad Ali of sales, floating like a butterfly and selling like a demon, he was Darren: an unambitious twenty-two-year-old living with his mother and working at Starbucks.

All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of NYC’s hottest tech startup, results in Darren joining Rhett’s elite sales team. On his first day Darren realizes he is the only Black person in the company, and when things start to get strange, he reimagines himself as ‘Buck’, a ruthless salesman, unrecognizable to his friends and family.

Money, partying, and fame soon follow Buck, and wherever he goes more is never enough. But when tragedy strikes at home, Buck begins to hatch a plan to help young people of colour infiltrate America’s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game.

6. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (African American Life Series)

Author: by Sam Greenlee

256 pages

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A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.

Dan Freeman, the “spook who sat by the door,” is enlisted in the CIA’s elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blacks as “Freedom Fighters” in this explosive, award-winning novel. As a story of one man’s reaction to ruling-class hypocrisy, the book is autobiographical and personal.

As a tale of a man’s reaction to oppression, it is universal.

7. Her Deep Reverence: Pregnant by a Black Mafia Don (Black Mayhem Mafia Saga Book 2)

Author: by B. Love
July 7, 2021

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Hassan Black, money man for the Black Mayhem Mafia, is known for his wild and reckless behavior. Out of his brothers, Hassan is the one that often finds himself bringing the most trouble to the family. Even though he has his vices and demons, like all men, Hassan has positive qualities that make him an asset not only to the family business but women as well.

The playboy, Hassan has more women than he can juggle but he’s willing to discard of them all if it means securing the love of Vanna Lewis. Vanna has never valued the love of a man. If anything, she’s seen men as a way to elevate to the next phase of her life.

Used to using her charm, beauty, and appeal to get whatever she wants, Vanna meets her match with Hassan. She can’t deny the instant attraction they share and must completely switch up how she typically handles men. The two fight against their brewing love for as long as they can, but because of his brother and her best friend’s relationship, they find themselves together often.

8. Long Live The Cartel

Author: by Ashley JaQuavis
296 pages

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In the world of the Cartel, there are many pitfalls and family curses. In the city of Miami, the good die young and the bad live forever. The first family of Miami, The Diamonds, are back and more ruthless than ever.

When the family has to deal with the sins of the father, karma comes back and rests on the shoulders of Carter CJ Jones II . The life his father never wanted for him, calls him and the allure of family tradition sucks him in so deep, that he falls victim to the game.

This story shows the second coming of a king and solidifies the cartel family tree in the roots of the streets forever. Ride with a new regime as Carter II and his cousin Mo attempt to carry the legacy of their fathers on their shoulders.

Will the city respect them? Or have the ghosts of the past been erased by a new wave of hustlers. Miami was forever changed when Carter and Miamor came to town. Can The Cartel ever regain their strength or was their fall from power too devastating to repair?

9. A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story

Author: by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
432 pages

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In the New York Times bestseller from the author of Life After Death, the Santiaga family saga continues, this time told by Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s fiery younger sister. Mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah returns to the Santiaga family in this frighteningly fierce, raw, and completely unpredictable coming-of-age adventure woven with emotional intensity.

A Deeper Love Inside is written in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s sharp-tongued, quick-witted younger sister. Porsche worships Winter. A natural born hustler, Porsche is also cut from the same cloth as her father, the infamous Ricky Santiaga. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, Porsche refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her wealthy family is torn apart.

Porscheunique, young, and beautifulcries as much as she fights and uses whatever she has to reclaim her status. Unselfishly, she pushes to get back everything that ever belonged to her loving family. In A Deeper Love Inside, fans will encounter their favorite characters from The Coldest Winter Ever, including Winter and Midnight.

10. The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel

Author: by Richard Wright
240 pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER*A major literary event: an explosive, previously unpublished novel about race and police violence by the legendary author of Native Son and Black BoyFred Daniels, a Black man, is picked up by the police after a brutal double murder and tortured until he confesses to a crime he did not commit.

After signing a confession, he escapes from custody and flees into the city’s sewer system. This is the devastating premise of this scorching novel, a masterpiece that Richard Wright was unable to publish in his lifetime. Written between his landmark books Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945), at the height of his creative powers, it would eventually see publication only in drastically condensed and truncated form in the posthumous collection Eight Men (1961).

Now, for the first time, by special arrangement with the author’s estate, the full text of this incendiary novel about race and violence in America, the work that meant more to Wright than any other (I have never written anything in my life that stemmed more from sheer inspiration), is published in the form that he intended, complete with his companion essay, Memories of My Grandmother.

11. The Cartel Deluxe Edition: Books 1-3

Author: by Ashley & JaQuavis
Urban Books
608 pages

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The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader.

The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret. The secret is his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the CartelMiamor is a woman who uses her beauty to enhance her skill as a contract killer.

She is the leader of The Murder Mamas. When her crew is hired to take down the Cartel, they get caught slipping, and Miamor loses her sister in the process. She is determined to get revenge. Unknowingly, she meets the son of Carter Diamond, and he immediately catches her heart.

She is sleeping with the enemy, and when she finds out, she is torn between love and revenge. Thus begins the saga of the Cartel, the New York Times bestselling series by street lit superstars Ashley & Jaquavis. Every book in the series is full of their trademark fast-paced drama, deceit, and plot twists that will leave you shocked.

12. Money Devils 1 (Cartel)

Author: by Ashley Jaquavis
Griffin (August 18, 2020)
304 pages

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From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Cartel series comes a new chapter in a world that only Ashley and JaQuavis know how to bring to life. The LaCroixs are four beautiful Haitian American women bound by money and blood.

On the surface, the LaCroix Group is a venture capitalist company, but underneath, it’s so much more. The four sisters run long cons, targeting wealthy, prominent business figures. They have a system: Find the perfect mark, create the problem, then present the solution.

For a costSutton Sutty LaCroix, the eldest sister and an accomplished business maven, sits on the family throne as the CEO of the LaCroix Group and is the face of their operation. No one is as good as Sutton when it comes to finding new prey.

However, when Sutton meets West, a young, black oil tycoona man who represents a life she and her sisters vowed never to liveshe breaks all the rules. The LaCroix sisters have a pact: to never settle down and leave roots in one place.

13. In His Possession: Bought by a Black Mafia Prince (Black Mayhem Mafia Saga Book 1)

Author: by B. Love
June 1, 2021

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Assad Black, alpha protector and leader of the Black Mayhem Mafia, does whatever it takes to keep his family safe. When he meets Scarlett Graham, he extends her the same grace. Winning her in a poker game to secure her freedom, Assad doesn’t expect having her in his possession to open a rabbit hole of problems for him, his family, or his business.

Used to being used and abused by the men in her life, Scarlett finds it hard to accept Assad’s help as genuine. As she waits for the day he reveals what she considers to be his true colors, Scarlett unwillingly falls for the beast of a man who sees beyond her beauty.

Just when she thinks it’s safe to open up to a man for the first time in what feels like forever, her past comes back to haunt her, putting their lives and everyone attached to them in jeopardy. In His Possession: Bought by a Black Mafia Prince, is a street lit romance layered with grit, violence, sensuality, love, and darkness for the main couple and the accompanying secondary characters.

14. Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)

Author: by James Baldwin
September 17, 2013

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In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935.

Originally published in 1953, Baldwin said of his first novel, “Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details …[a] feverish story.The New York Times

15. The Cartel 6: The Demise

Author: by Ashley & JaQuavis
320 pages

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The Cartel series is back… And more deadly than ever.Las Vegas. A city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel’s plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but comes with great sacrifice.

The stakes have never been this high, and rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, The Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle.

Will the Cartel prevail… Or fall victim to the city’s black cloud? And if there’s one rule in the town of Vegas, it’s that when the dust settles, there can only be one winner, in The Cartel 6: The Demise, by New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.

16. Hood Love and Loyalty (Hood series)

Author: by EL Griffin
200 pages

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Falling in love was never part of Larissa’s plan, especially with a thug. Meet Larissa Bradshaw, a strong-willed hardworking girl. After her parents turn their backs on her she closes her heart to love and becomes determined to make something of herself despite her situation.

She meets Messiah Money Lawson and everything changes. Messiah is an up and coming boss in the streets. He’s a nigga that’s respected and feared by all. From the moment he first sees Larissa he has to have her. The two share an instant connection and can’t seem to get enough of each other.

Messiah’s lifestyle and desire for money brings jealousy, temptation, and violence threatening to ruin what he and Larissa are trying to build. Follow Larissa and Messiah on their journey of ups and downs as they fight for the love, loyalty and life they always wanted.