People of Color in Lesbian Fiction

Diversity in  Lesbian Fiction

This list being updated. It is good starting point for those looking for books written by authors of color or  books that include people of color as main characters.

Please do leave updates to this list in the comments and I’ll update it.  

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Barret, Sandra, Face of the Enemy
Blood of a Traitor

Chains of the Past

Gomez, Jewelle, The Gilda Stories

Koyanagi, Jaqueline Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel

Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction

Lee, Helen Elaine, SERPENT’S GIFT

Mystery

Mickelbury, Penny, DARKNESS DESCENDING: MIMI/GIANNA MYSTERY, KEEPING SECRETS: MIMI/GIANNA MYSTERY, LOVE NOTES: MIMI/GIANNA MYSTERY,  NIGHT SONGS: MIMI/GIANNA MYSTERY, ONE MUST WAIT: CAROLE ANN GIBSON MYSTERY,  PARADISE INTERRUPTED: CAROLE ANN GIBSON MYSTERY,  THE STEP BETWEEN: CAROLE ANN GIBSON MYSTERY, WHERE TO CHOOSE: CAROLE ANN GIBSON MYSTERY

Baker, Nikki, In the Game (Virginia Kelly Mystery)Long Goodbyes: A Virginia Kelly MysteryThe Lavender House Murder: A Virginia Kelly MysteryThe Ultimate Exit Strategy

Poetry

Lorde, Audre , BURST OF LIGHT, CANCER JOURNALS, MARVELOUS ARITHMETICS OF DISTANCE

Clark, Cheryl  LIVING AS A LESBIAN, NARRATIVES: POEMS IN THE TRADITION OF BLACK WOMEN, EXPERIMENTAL LOVE

Brand, Dionne, NO LANGUAGE IS NEUTRAL

Parker, Pat, JONESTOWN AND OTHER MADNESS,  MOVEMENT IN BLACK

Romance

Adcock, Brenda, Reiko’s Garden

Azel, Anne, Gold Mountain

Barret, Sandra, In Keisha’s Shadow

Bess, S. Renee, The Butterfly MomentsRe: Building SashaBreaking Jaie, Leave of Absence

Birtha, Becky,For Nights Like This One: Stories of Loving WomenLovers’ Choice

Bridgforth, Sharon, LOVE CONJURE/BLUES,  THE BULL-JEAN STORIES

Brown, Laurinda, FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, WALK LIKE A MAN

Burford, Barbara, THRESHING FLOOR

Douglas, Carol Anne, TO THE CLEVELAND STATION

DuPre, Jolie, IRIDESCENCE

Goldsby, Gabrielle, SUCH A PRETTY FACE,  NEVERWAKE, FORTY-THREE SEPTEMBERS (essays)

Guy, Rosa, RUBY

Lake, Lori, DIFFERENT DRESS,  GUN SHY, HAVE GUN, WE’LL TRAVEL, SNOW MOON RISING, UNDER THE GUN

Lewis, S.D., CHANGES

Lightburn, Jennifer. SEASONS CHANGE

Revoyr, Nancy, SOUTHLAND,  THE NECESSARY HUNGER

Roberts, Kia DELECTABLE DELIGHT

Rose, Shaylynn, BANSHEE’S HONOR

Shockley, Ann Allen, LOVING HER,  SAY JESUS AND COME TO ME,  THE BLACK AND THE WHITE OF IT

Vollbrecht, Jane, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Walker, Alice, THE COLOR PURPLE

Youngblood, Shay, SOUL KISS

Zedde, Fiona, A TASTE OF SIN,  BLISS, EVERY DARK DESIRE

Short Stories/Anthologies

McKinley, Catherine E., AFREKETE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK LESBIAN WRITING

Barnett, LaShonda K., CALLALOO & OTHER LESBIAN TALKES

Brown, Shonia, LONGING, LUST, AND LOVE: BLACK LESBIAN STORIES

Moore, Lisa C., Ed., DOES YOUR MAMA KNOW: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK LESBIAN COMING OUT STORIES

Silvera, Makeda, PIECE OF MY HEART: A LESBIAN OF COLOUR ANTHOLOGY

Smith, Barbara, HOME GIRLS: A BLACK FEMINIST ANTHOLOGY

Taylor, Carol, BROWN SUGAR: A COLLECTION OF EROTIC BLACK FICTION

Links to Collections (or online fiction)

Sistahs on the Shelf

http://www.andi-holmes.com/BluePlace/LesbianCategories.html

Online/Uberfic with PoC

http://www.academyofbards.org/fanfic/e/everettdeane_dreaminginthepit1.html

Message in a Bottle

Amazon Listmania for Black Women

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5 Comments

  1. Can you please add up and coming author Kia Roberts to your list? She has just released her debut novel, Delectable Delight. Thank you

  2. I am truly pleased to glance at this webpage posts which contains plenty of
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  3. Dear Sandra,

    Happy 4th of July!! My name is Jennifer Lightburn, and I am the author of Seasons Change. I’d very much like to include my book in your website. Seasons Change is a book about a woman getting out of an abusive relationship and then fighting for custody of her child. Though the topic is quite serious, Seasons Change is a dramatic comedy and the characters will have you laughing aloud. If you LOVE drama and LOVE to laugh, you’ll LOVE Seasons Change. It’s like Tyler Perry meets The L Word.

    I would love to send you a complimentary copy. Please let me know where to send it. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Jennifer Lightburn
    jennifer@jenniferlightburn.com

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