When we gathered in November 2004 to select our 2005 reading list, we concluded that we wanted to continue our exploration of the theme “By and About the Black Male”. We continued to read new and established works. See where 2005 takes us this year.
- DREAMER by Charles Johnson
- THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR by Sam Greenlee
- THE MAN WHO CRIED I AM by John A. Williams
- THE BLACKBIRD PAPERS by Ian Smith
- THE BIG SEA by Langston Hughes
- DREAMS OF MY FATHER by Barack Obama
2005 ADDITIONAL TITLES
The following titles were recommended but did not ‘make the cut’ for the 2005 reading list. But members did feel strongly enough to recommend them for the group and we provide them here for your consideration.
- THE QUEST OF THE SILVER FLEECE by W.E.B. DuBois
- NO LONGER AT EASE by Chinua Achebe
- JOHN HENRY DAYS by Colson Whitehead
- DEMOCRACY MATTERS by Cornel West
- EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL by John Ridley