Amazing Black Authors and Artists to Support

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February is Black History Month, which means we have the whole month to showcase so many wonderful artists, authors, and creators. Scroll down for a list of five authors and five artists that we love and who deserve all the love this Black History Month!

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1. Jessica George is a debut novelist, her novel, “Maame” discusses friendship, love, and self-growth in a fictional setting.

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2. Kristina Forest is a young adult romance novelist and a true storyteller. However, the Young adult genre is made for everyone, check out one of her books “Now that I found You”.

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3. Jennifer Maritza McCauley’s latest short story collection is titled “When Trying to Return Home”. The stories in this collection span a century of Black American, and Afro-Latino culture, in terms of belonging and security.

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4. Krystle Zara Appiah’s book “Rootless” inspects the nature of a marriage in crisis and whether one can continue to create beauty and love in a relationship that is failing.

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5. Joseph Earl Thomas is a debut novelist with his memoir “Sink: A Memoir”. This memoir is a coming-of-age story, describing the struggles of growing up in a toxic home while simultaneously exploring the pleasure of escapism.

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1. Kristen Woollery is a portrait artist from Brooklyn, NY. Through her passion for art and faith. As shown above, she honors the women who raised her in her community.

2. Linda Dounia is a multi-disciplinary artist, who certainly uses many mediums for her artwork. Through her art, Dounia showcases how technology affects injustice in society.

3. Mamus Esiebo is a Nigerian artist who focuses on beauty in everyday life, he creates his art through digital illustration.

4. Azuka Muoh is a Nigerian artist who challenges patriarchy and masculinity through his surrealist pieces.

5. Abe Ogunlende is a Nigerian contemporary artist who creates introspective pieces. Evidently, these pieces are simple, leaving room for a greater understanding of the self.

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