Who's your favorite Black author?

Who's your favorite Black author?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Americans/Anglos have a strange concept of "black" so these threads are always confusing to me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      americans think their puny 48 million black population represents the rest 1 billion of blacks, they have a very myopic view on black experience

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        False. The American 'black experience' is not only fundamentally American, but fundamentally different from any other 'black experience' on the planet. To have suffered the 'peculiar' species of oppression they have for nearly twice as long as they have since been 'freed,' yet at the same time to be (and to have been) as culturally dominant as they are in the most powerful, and therefore most culturally dominant, nation on Earth, is literally fantastic, and therefore among the more worthy objects of study in this country, as well as others who want to understand America, or the inevitable Americanization of their own country.

        https://i.imgur.com/vMTrb0k.png

        Who's your favorite Black author?

        Favorite at this point, DuBois; but I also like Chester Himes!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >t. black pseud
          it's so painfully obvious, sorry homie

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Kek
            >t. clown
            I'm not the one creeping around in the shadows with nothing to say

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          that's what i am saying moron, its myopically american

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >myopically American
            Good thing it's in your face. Whine more

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            go get your gibs tyrone, the only thing you are good for is writing about victimization, its tirelessly boring and predictable

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >tyrone
            > writing about victimization
            I didnt know Irish people were the OJ (original j*w).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Geez, anon, I feel so...'baited'
            Lol

            Here's a challenge deshawn, come up with a story that doesn't involve victimization, are you creative enough to do that, could you even sell it to your own community? Aren't you morons tired of using the white man as a prop in your stories?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >sell it to your own community
            Principally, my community is 'the American community' (at large) because writing for or torward 'that (United) one' is the only one that makes viable economic sense.
            The 'black community' idea has I admit worked wonders for black people, but really it's only just an idea, at most a positive 'spiritual' something, but that's it. There is no correspondent, or socially viable, 'white community' because almost from the beginning whites have preferred to style themselves as 'individualists,' which is fine, perhaps even a common goal, but one that is at least some way from being met by everyone.
            >Rinse, wash, repeat
            Works two ways, Sam. My counter-challenge to you is to read over your posts here (or the ones addressed to /me/)and tell me with a straight face that similar ones do not occur across the boards here hundreds of times daily. Now, in the vastness of your imagination, how would (you) respond if (you) were black? My guess is not the way that I am responding to (you) right now, but, who knows? Maybe

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            What you are even on about? israelites usually victimize themselves even when they are the assailant. Rabbis literally operate non-profit organization dedicated for censorship and discredit of public figures, they practice usury on large scale and cunningly steal properties unironically.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            holy based
            although Tyrone isn't *really* a traditional Irish name

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            today you learned

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Geez, anon, I feel so...'baited'
            Lol

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You can dress it up all you want, but your obsession with emancipation and the chains that no longer exist is just a slightly less vurulent form of petty nationalism.
          Americans behaved this way in the early 19th century; obsessed with the tyrannical redcoats.
          Southerners behaved this way in the late 19th and early 20th century; obsessed with the evil Yankee.
          Indians and other former colonies behave this way now; obsessed with the white devil.
          It does nothing but hamper your cultural development. You write about what your culture revolves around. You have yet to reach thematic maturity.
          You are in the ‘Last of the Mohicans’ stage.
          You should aim for the ‘Moby Dick’ stage and keep moving forward.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Kek, false. Hate to burst your bubble, boss, but the literary legacy in American English is a national one, not a racial one. Same applies in all the arts. Obviously

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >casually denying the existence of black American culture to own the chuds

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sharpish
            >black (sic) American culture
            isn't going anywhere; from my perspective, that's a problem..
            Clinging to years of white oppression as a kind of Linus blanket does limit international viability so far as letters are concerned, I admit. But that clears a space. Anyone who writes must endeavor to see the future, or why bother?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      americans think their puny 48 million black population represents the rest 1 billion of blacks, they have a very myopic view on black experience

      >im confused
      What is wrong with euros that they can't understand what "black" and "white" mean racially? Black means sub-Saharan African. White means northern European. Can you please stop being so fricking confused now?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      americans think their puny 48 million black population represents the rest 1 billion of blacks, they have a very myopic view on black experience

      You’ll never be white

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Patti Labelle has a good cookbook.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, souls of black folk

    > this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness, an American, a Black; two souls, two thoughts,
    two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

    >They that walked in darkness sang songs in the olden days –Sorrow Songs– for they were weary at heart. And so before each thought that I have written in this book I have set a phrase, a haunting echo of these weird old songs in which the soul of the black slave spoke to men. Ever since I was a child these songs have stirred me strangely. They came out of the South unknown to me, one by one, and yet at once I knew them as of me and of mine.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thomas sowell

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good choice. I was going to say Octavia Butler.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dumas and Pushkin

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao this is the same as saying that MLK is your favorite white civil rights activist because he had Irish ancestry.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this lol
        Odd how most "black" cultural figures were half or quadroons. White genes doing all the heavy lifting, eh?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    St. Augustine

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dumas

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bob Kauffman

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Race is a social construct

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yup. notice how black identity is only ever affirmed, while white identity is only ever undermined, unless it's to castigate white people (the same thing as undermining).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a scientifically proven fact that races exist. There are even substantial differences between ethnicities that separate us within our respective races

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >3/4 white man is black

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For fiction it's Walter Dean Myers, Sunrise Over Faluja and Fallen Angels are great books

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think I've ever read a black author. Any legitimate reccomendations would be appreciated.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't read westslop

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alexander Dumbass

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Charles R. Saunders. His Imaro series of books are basically Conan but in an African setting, really great if you're into those kinds of stories.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alexandre Dumas
    Chester Himes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dumas, Ellison, Baldwin, Neale-Hurston (in no particular order).

      Alexander Dumbass

      >Alexandre Dumas
      >3/4 white man is black

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thomas sowell is alright, Alexander dumas if you can even count that Black person as black.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dumas, Ellison, Baldwin, Neale-Hurston (in no particular order).

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    blacks can read?

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Octavia butler.
    If he counts (he probably shouldn't) then Dumas instead.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Achebe is not GREAT-great, but Things Fall Apart is an actually perfect novel, and his other stuff is generally quite good.

    I don't read plays so I don't care much about BASEDinka, but people who like that sort of thing say he's good.

    Most "African" Americans have substantial European ancestry so they aren't really Black, just brownish. I will call them "black" out of politeness but I won't use the capital B unless they are really dark, I'm not running a charity here. St. Augustine wasn't very melinated but he was from Africa so he is Black. And Dante was Italian, so he's Black too.

    For some reason I have always assumed that Toni Morrison is terrible, but even I.N.C.E.L. chuds on IQfy sometime say she's good so maybe I will read her sometime. I will need to see a picture with proper white balance to determine if she meets my exacting standards for Trve Blaqqness.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kys , ievv

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Homer
    Dante
    Cervantes

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shakespeare

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    hitler

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    iceberg slim

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My what?

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hahaha!

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frederick Douglass. He's the only black author I've read but he's also pretty good, I usually hate stuff written before the early 20th century but his writing seems to transcend that

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk as a south african, there isnt much this side, besides apartheid and social justice, and pretty much burnt out on all of that (we were force-fed to constantly talk about the damages of apartheid and for some reason WW2 and the holocaust) which i get, were tragedies but like..is there more? I like european literature because despite you guys going through your own tragedies and atrocities, at least you have people like dickens, melville, cervantes etc who talk about adventure, excitement, there is a sense of a pastoral environment, a world thats more than the bogged down, trite platitudes of equality, equality and equality. i dont know if im making sense, so I'll say my favourite author would be Thomas Sowell (ironic)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What happens to White farmers in SA today is worse than apartheid or whatever boomer cringe sentimentalism that word is meant to invoke.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't argue that.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    But anon, that would ban most blacks. You didn't really think this through, did you?

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    More important question: why does it matter if he's black? I guess you are in favour of Whites asserting their ethnic interests/identities. Or that would be the case if you were consistent and fair. But normally people like you call that White supremacy. Well, you aren't high IQ or really knowledgeable enough to understand it, but if you ever were to succeed at unifying black identity to the point that it had any actual influence, the backlash from the original US ethnic stock would be tremendous.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Puerile.
      >Why does it matter if
      she's a woman.. or if he or she is Portuguese, Mexican, or Eastern European? The obvious point is to limit a set of responses; if you're not in favor of such questions, say so. So, what's your favorite book, anon? Mein Kampf?
      >I guess you're in favor of..
      One has to live in a city of at least 150k people to attend a Greek, Italian, or Portuguese festival (Boston), anon-- as instances. I've been to a few. Otherwise, American Whites have only political identities, and they're divided. Arguably religious identities too, but they're even more divided. Any generic white 'movement' (whenever attempted) always tentatively stumbles out of the shadows as ridiculously awkward because clearly fake. The strength of whites is their belief in political liberty and individual freedom; if they abandon that, they abandon their extra-political, extra-religious selves. But not everyone can be white, anon. Sorry!
      >unifying black identity...any actual influence
      If this is a failure, then (you) should have no problem. Whites attempting to imitate Blacks in this respect is almost always laughable, however --no offense.
      >original US ethnic stock
      Kek

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Seething about /misc/ at everyone you disagree with would suggest that your IQ is pretty low. Notice how these posters can never really refute "pol" (whatever this means in your delusional, undeveloped brain), you will just cry, like a baby, when uncomfortable material arises. Do you understand how pathetic and lame this is? Like these gay (literally) pastors in the past or psychotic church ladies going after music because it's "of the devil".

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maran, McKay, Toomer, Himes, Monnerot, Wright, Ellison, Gardner Smith, Kaufman, Joans

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >/pol/
    >everyone is /misc/tard
    >/misc/ is le racist
    >go leave
    Not even actual /misc/tards go on /misc/ anymore, you vapid twat. Ironically, it has been overrun by people like you moaning about it. YOU go back.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am surprised by a lack of Morrison in this thread. The guy saying Morrison needs to be white balanced is fricking stupid though.

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