AALBC.com's Favorite 50 African American
The AALBC has completed the voting for Our Own List of our favorite 50 African American authors and our 100 favorite African American novels of the 20th century. 3,861 total votes were cast.
Needless to say this list is purely subjective; based upon the opinions of visitors to the AALBC, who filled out an on-line form or send in a vote via email.
We think you'll find the results interesting and useful for identifying quality authors and novels. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
"...There were a number of reasons for the
list being conceived, executed and compiled. The first was our outrage at the lack of our
presence on the Modern Library's Best Books of the Century list (Only later to discover
that the whole thing was less than a joke). Second, it gave me, a non-academic, an
opportunity for my voice to be heard." -- Thumper
Read the rest of Thumper's comments at "Thumper's Corner", the AALBC's Discussion Group