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Fellow nogs lurking /lit/ are the "black classics" worth reading? You know what I mean, the "native sons" the Invisible man" the "Go tell it on a mountain"s of the world.

What about contemporary black authorship is it anything beyond the sjw/slave narrative garbage the book stores promote heavily?
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Not a nig but native son is definitely worth reading
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Fifty years ago we would have you hanging upside down with a fucking fork up your ass
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>>13635265
the only nig book worth reading is mumbo jumbo by ishmael reed. invisible man is terrible,,
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OP, we had a year ago an interesting thread you might wanna check out:
https://warosu.org/lit/thread/S11664444
Also, might Thomas Chatterton Williams be what you are looking for?
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why are you reading along racial lines
based.... i guess??
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>>13635265
Invisible Man was an achievement and the short fiction of Langston Highes displays actual writing ability. Every single other blackity blackness Must Read Novel is a complete waste of time. The moderns, like MacArthur genius Ta-Nehisi Coates, are a bad joke. Read novels that will enable you to talk intelligently to others (therefore, forget Toni Morrison) and become expert something besides your skin color.
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>>13635265
Take the Achebe pill
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>>13635336
>>13635350
OP regarding the black classic well I'm going to be honest my favorite books are Notes from the Underground and A confederacy of Dunces. I managed to miss the black lit in school and since then I've been half afraid of reading them and coming to the realization they are over-hyped trash.
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>>13635276
Seconded. I should revisit Native Son sometime, last time I read it was in high school and I found it to be really compelling to read from start to finish, although I can't say I remember much of it off the top of my head. Protag (black) suffocates white girl and gets sent to court to be sentenced to Death for it is basically how the plot went as far as I remember, but I'll be damned if Richard Wright's prose wasn't compelling to read (at the time).
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>>13635265
Read Countee Cullen and Jean Toomer, two great poets
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>Implying black people have ever written a single book of any real value
SHIGGITY DIGGITY BEEP BOP BOBBIDY BOOPDIDLY BOP THE BEEP
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>>13635265
It is I who sings with a voice still caught up in the babbling of elements. It is sweet to be a piece of wood a cork a drop of water in the torrential flood of the end and of the new beginning. It is sweet to doze off in the shattered heart of things. I no longer have any sort of thirst. My sword made from a shark’s-tooth smile is becoming terribly useless. My mace is very obviously out of season and out of play. Rain is falling. It is a crisscross of rubble, it is a skein of steel for reinforced concrete, it is an incredible stowage of the invisible by first-rate ties, it is a branchwork of syphilis, it is the diagram of a brandy bender, it is the graphic representation of a seismic floodtide, it is a conspiracy of dodders, it is the nightmare’s head impaled on the lance point of a mob mad for peace and for bread.

I advance to the region of blue lakes. I advance to the region of sulphur springs.
I advance to my crateriform mouth toward which have I struggled enough? What have I to discard? Everything by god everything. I am stark naked. I have discarded everything. My genealogy. My widow. My companions. I await the boiling, I await the baptism of sperm. I await the wingbeat of the great seminal albatross supposed to make a new man of me. I await the immense tap, the vertiginous slap that will consecrate me as a knight of a plutonian order. I await in the depths of my pores the sacred intrusion of benediction.

And suddenly it is the outpouring of great rivers
it is the friendship of toucans’ eyes
it is the fulminating erection of virgin mountains
I am pregnant with my despair in my arms
I am pregnant with my hunger in my arms and my disgust in my mouth
I am invested. Europe patrols my veins like a pack of filariae at the stroke of midnight. To think that their philosophies tried to provide them with morals. That ferocious race won’t have put up with it.
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>>13635278
Now it's yall except for sexual reasons
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Highly recommend Zora Neale Hurston
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Invisible Man is awesome
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Samuel Delany, Gil Scott Heron, Thomas Sowell, Amiri Baraka,
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I generally hate race-based books. Of the books I have read that are race based and liked, two of them were children's books:

Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1965. (very well done children's books though)

Octavia Butler's Kindred and Song of Solomon from Tori Morrisson are good.

Then the non-race-bait classics are by Alexander Dumas such as The Count of Monte Cristo (which is a masterpiece).
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>>13635907
Black Boy is great, also
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>>13635265
Is there even any significant black authors that transcends writing about racial issues (non-mixed)? I can't think of any, but I'm not Anglo or American so maybe that's why.
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>>13636496
Reckon non-American blacks might be there. Not many blacks in my country too, so have no idea about their literature.
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>>13636412
>Then the non-race-bait classics are by Alexander Dumas such as The Count of Monte Cristo (which is a masterpiece).
Doesn't really count because him having some black blood is completely irrelevant. He's wholly a man of his time and place. Though this just exposes the triviality of race for these things (not for some others like group cohesion).
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>>13635265
Nigger
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>>13635265
Genre Fiction: Octavia Butler
Classics: Chinua Achebe
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>>13636004
shiet
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>>13635357
>Every single other blackity blackness Must Read Novel is a complete waste of time
what an atrocious opinion. You really think pic related is a waste of time?
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>>13635265
I have a soft spot for Things Fall Apart because I had to read it like 3 separate times in high school. Invisible Man is decent. Read some Jean Rhys, she's really slept on.
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Nobody Knows My Name
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>>13636496
Ainsley
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>>13637210
What was the name of his cat again?
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>>13635265
>the black classics
Why it's always about the race with you fucking ni663rs
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Amos Tutuola wrote good nigger surrealism
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>>13635265
Fellow nog here. I liked Invisible Man and White Teeth
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Derek Walcott’s poetry is essential reading. Do not start with Omeros though.
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>>13635265
Those are all good, invisible man is the best.
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>>13635265
I want you and all blacks to know that unlike whites, who are cucks, the rest of the world's races are repulsed by you. Reading does not suit blacks. You have never had a written language. To demonstrate your inferiority consider that the woven basket was only invented in sub-Saharan Africa in the 17th century. That's how absurd it is for blacks to speak English or even wear clothes. You're also extremely ugly. The only reason whites put you in movies, film and listen to your music is because they are the victims of social engineering.

t. non-white, non-black, non-brainswashed, non-jewed, non-Americanised brown person
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>>13638092
No one cares about your opinion, mutt.
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>>13638092
you sound very butthurt. go off tho...
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>>13638092
>t. butthurt brownskin who wishes he was white
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>>13635265
Many people itt complain that book by black authors are too focused on race. But remember, not caring about race is only possible when you're not black (at least in the US). If you're black about half your life is a constant reminder that race still matters. So while that complaint is understandable that's like complaining that book by men are too often about women. The answer there is read gay men (and for blacks, the answers is to read non American and even non European blacks).

I haven't seen Senghor and Césaire mentioned itt yet. It's a shame. Remember Senghor was actually a professor of French grammar and later a memeber of the French Academy. Nigga knows what he's doing.
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>>13638200

shutup shitlib

When black authors don't talk about race, you end up with comments like

>>13636726
>Doesn't really count because him having some black blood is completely irrelevant. He's wholly a man of his time and place. Though this just exposes the triviality of race for these things (not for some others like group cohesion).

this person discounts the black blood as irrelevant. This is because Dumas doesn't talk about race at all. Of course he's French as well, but it's a similar idea.

Outside of apartheid, antebellum, and civil rights literature leading up to the sixties, the rest has been a fucking waste. We've officially gotten far enough away from segregation that everything is just a simulacra of the insightful literature from a bygone era
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>>13636496
Giovanni's Room. Except it's about gays so...
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>>13635265
Nigger. Your time is now. Take the lead. Become the kang of whitey. Now now. It is time to enslave the cumskins. Go forth my nigger. For the greater good you must impregnate that white devil mistress. No more reading and thinking. You your schlong and fulfill your destiny. The nigro imperium is upon us.
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>>13638228
Only an Ameritard would consider Dumas black. He had some black blood but in all respects he was like the average French journalist of his time. Same with Pushkin.

>Outside of apartheid, antebellum, and civil rights literature leading up to the sixties, the rest has been a fucking waste.

If you focus only on American literature and ignore all of Africa that may be true. But then why would you focus on post-60s America? It hasn't produced any book of literary value from any race.
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>>13638167
> thinks I want to be a white cuck
Keep updating your subscription to blacked you spineless delusional fool.

>>13638150
> deep-set eyes
> medium sized lips
> normal forehead
These are traits very rare among blacks, thanks for proving my point you white cuck.
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>>13638344
>mutt absolutely seething
Bad dog. Back to your kennel.
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>>13635265
Not American, so this might be more commonly read their. But I've heard Wallace Thurman's "the Blacker the Berry" is good.
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WE WUZ WRITERS AND SHIET MAYNE IM TELLIN YALL
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Machado de Assis, but bear in mind that he had the soul of a Greek, not of an African
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>>13638415
There's also Cruz e Souza, the Black Dante.
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>>13635350
It's not so different from asking for books from a specific region, nation or culture
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Stop being racist
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I've heard Hue and Cry by James McPherson is good. Has anyone read it?
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FWIW hating on Toni Morrison is a huge pseud red flag, you should disregard anyone who claims to like literature and says she's not good
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>>13638344
>These are traits very rare among blacks, thanks for proving my point you white cuck.
Lol, you think you're being smart in this thread?

Imagine being so clueless that you adhere to the "True Negro" dogma where you set a standard for what is supposed to be the Negro phenotype and then deem any dark pigmented person deviating from this standard as "less Negro" where you ignore the huge phenotypical diversity among Sub-Saharans from let's say Nigeria to Tanzania.

It could be said you're boasting about being an ignorant fucktard where being as clueless as possible means getting closer to what you deem as the evident truth. Telltale of being a plebeian NPC. Go back to watching netflix.
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>>13638758
Toni Morrison fucking sucks you retard. That is the most parochial shit imaginable, it's proto-Coates pap for people who get their sense of the world from reading the New Yorker and never leaving NY or LA. She's a minstrel show. Just because you're a nog doesn't mean you have to identify with a victim complex minstrel show.
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>>13638864
Did not say he was less negro, simply stating the fact that these desirable traits are rare among all negro populations. Keep seething low IQ faggot.
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>>13638882
Rare according to what standard, you mouthbreathing smoothbrained koala? He's exactly proving my point.
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>>13638890
Show me a picture of a negro population that consists of mostly people with thin/medium lips, deep-set eyes and narrow noses. Whites, middle easterns, north Africans, native Americans all commonly have this. Negroids and mongoloids have mostly flat wide noses, shallow-set eyes and round features. Negroids additionally have thick lips. Prove me wrong.
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>>13638912
>Show me a picture of a negro population that consists of mostly people with thin/medium lips, deep-set eyes and narrow noses.
Some Ethiopians have narrow noses and finer features in general than most Negros.
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>>13638912
The Beja, literally the ethnic group to which that black guy belongs, irredeemable moron.
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>>13638959
Nice. Now would you say they represent the average negro? Somalia ad Ethiopia, which have better looking blacks, are a tiny percentage of the overall black population. They are not representative at all.
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>>13639024
>one standard should represent the most phenotypically diverse continent on earth

Do the world the a favour and kill yourself, no one will miss one less brainlet.
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>>13635350
nothing wrong with wanting to know more about your people
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>>13637394
ting ting ting

*ahem*
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>>13638912
>people with thin/medium lips, deep-set eyes and narrow noses.
That's basically any Ethiopian.
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>>13635265
Blacks shouldn't read. They should know how to do only three things: count to 10 in English, write their name and know his master.
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>>13638092
>black music isn't good

Bruh, im pretty racist but that's fucking retarded
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>>13639024
>the average negro
Do you also like to talk about the average country? Those fictions aren't useful in the least here.
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>>13639046
So I was right. There exist maybe 20 million black with those features out of a population of over a billion.

and:
>most phenotypically diverse continent on eart
LMAO
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>>13639111
>most phenotypically diverse continent on earth
It's factually true

>There exist maybe 20 million black with those features out of a population of over a billion.

So that's more than 1% and it's a consistent pattern in an ethnic group, not a set of random mutations spread over the whole population. It's not just an exception you can toss aside, it's a feature of the distribution. That's not even considering the people who have some of this traits instead of the whole package.
You clearly are not used to dealing with random quantities. Stick to grocery list arithmetic.
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>>13639111
>Both methods for estimating regional diversity show sub-Saharan Africa to have the highest levels of phenotypic variation, consistent with many genetic studies.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11758686

I wonder, do you pride yourself on being an ignorant fuckwit?
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>>13639024
not him but africa is a fucking 30 million square kilometer continent that has a more varied genetic admixture than Eurasia.
that's literally the reason all scientists agree that the common understanding of race is completely wrong and say stuff like "race doesn't exist". the only scientific way to separate people is by common ancestors (haplogoups) that also show us human migration routes but according to to that chadic africans are western europeans
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>>13639190
>>13639295
Fact of the matter is that black people largely look the same. They may have greater genetic variation, but it is not expressed in their facial features.
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>>13639552
you got BTFO'd dude, let it go
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>>13639634
> Amerimutt tries to communicate
Keep watching blacked little boy
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>>13639651
>Everyone who's not as retarded as me is American!
>*projects porn habits*
Kek, mutt thinks he has the right to call anyone else a "mutt".
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>>13640083
My parents didn't race-mix, unlike yours.
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>>13640102
More projection, self-proclaimed ugly brown mutt.
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Before white ppl stole our culture we wuz the real

Ku
Klux
Kangz
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>>13635265
>>13635357
>Read novels that will enable you to talk intelligently to others (therefore, forget Toni Morrison)

Not a colored man here, but I absolutely loved the bluest eye. Give Toni a chance.
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>>13637205
>read some Jean Rhys
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>>13635265
Read soul on ice by cleaver for a book that was a bestseller back in the day, a honest book by the most literary of the black panthers, but a book that you will not find on african american lit listings because it runs afoul of liberal sensitivities to say the least. After the FBI had wrecked the black power movement, Cleaver fled to revolutionary Algeria, together with LSD guy Timothy Leary. strangely enough Cleaver converted to mormonism and reaganism in the 80s and became a regular speaker at conservative conferences.

The Art of Selling the Negro (1954), cynically dissects and ultimately praises blacks as a consumer demographic
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E8PBrhFN35c
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>>13640162
Cleaver understood how all politics, but specially racial politics, is really about psychosexual anxiety. Before the black power movement, black men were seen as henpecked cowardly and effeminate, think the unemployed coon ghetto dweller whose hooker bitch earns more than he does, southern mammies, jazz singers, tap dancers and lawn jockeys, southeners, an object of benevolent liberal concern not to be taken seriously. why do you think Soros et. al. specifically fund black feminist and black lgbt movements when its black men who get shot by cops? That's why Eldridge Cleaver and other leaders of the black movement talked so much about reclaiming black masculinity and, it worked even white racists on /pol/ feel awed by the black man's virility. guess Farrakahn and the NOI are the last remains of that sort of thing but you can also see how gangsta hip hop hustler culture was a degeneration of black power that outlasted the militant spirit of the sixties.

Likewise, the ostensibly principled stand against authority taken by the white counterculture degenerated into narcissistic hedonism, atomisation and political hysteria. California New Age woo, sillicon valley moguls and technoutopians, back to nature advocates, hippie enterpreneurs, libertarian polyamorists, intersectional feminist queers and the sort of people who make up the academic/political elite, it's really just 19th century american transcendentalism and religious revivalism via haight ashbury. And now it's whitey who feels more emasculated than ever, having grown up with /b/ hardcore porn, anime, suburban hellscapes, weed and psychiatric meds, violent videogames, ironic racism, south park and family guy and the death of god, to top it all he cant get laid has no friends, is unpleasant even to himseld and he will never own his own house in the suburbs like his father did and to top it all he's told he's privileged and he's doing too good for himself, no wonder they are resentful and psychotic, no wonder why he feels compelled to suscribe to blacked.com. right wingers suffer from a sadomasochist anal complex, they get off at feeling humilliated and dominated and humilliating and dominating others like narcissistic and transgressive exhibitionists. in a gruesome parodic way they are the true heirs of the radicals of the 60s and 70s. Sam Hyde is just the aryan Jerry Rubin. Like the new left hippies before them,the alt right quickly descended to suicidal baader meinhof jihadi behaviour or got hooked on hard drugs.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gdE04yrUIg8
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>>13640201
Surprisingly, Azealia Banks said something similar.
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>>13640229
Unironically woke.
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>>13636222
BLACKED
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>>13637670
Best post
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>>13640121
I'm brown but I am of one stock. You're some type of mystery meat which is why you're upset when confronted with someone prideful of his race.
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>>13640376
I'll bet anything you're indian
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I remember reading a black novel in high school and a character was named Sixto.
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Wardine be cry
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>>13638875
I like this guy. What do you recommend anon?
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>>13638344
Where did big bad negro hurt you?
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>>13639651
>brown
>calls others mutt
lmao
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>>13636222
You sound like you ___ ___ ___
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>>13636019

Underrated post. Cesaire was based
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>>13638864
m8 it's not exactly hard to find africans with no white blood, so choosing those who do have white ancestry is kind of retarded. Disclaimer, have no idea about black literature, there have got to be some good writers in africa
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>>13639190
>putting an insult in literally every post
we get it you dont like him, calm down
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>>13640201
>Jerry Rubin
How did all these type of folk not suicide when the neoliberals took over after Regan?
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>>13641131
Ironically, Rubin went over from the yippies to the yuppies, was an early investor on apple computer and a supporter of president Reagan and neoliberalism. I blame Erhardt Seminars Training. Dude even did a debate with Abbie Hoffman, a former comrade of his who stayed true to his hippie values.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOFBAJ8BlJs
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>>13635265
blacc here
after i read Invisible Man i couldn't pick up another novel for a couple months because everything else felt shallow in comparison. i stuck to poetry and short stories. it used to be a big deal here but you know, summer.
Baldwin is essential. Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon is /lit/ approved. Jay Wright is probably my current favorite poet, of any race.
/lit/ was obsessed with A Brief History of Seven Killings for about fifteen minutes a couple years ago. And Zadie Smith is my current benchmark for waifu material after watching an interview she did.
that's all, not reading this thread. goodnight, everyone(good morning, euros)
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>>13635265
I know squat about afro-american lit in general, but Passing is a great book, go read it
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>>13640376
>brown
>of stock
Lol. You're the only mystery meat here, sorry.
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>>13641613
>>13640666
Bunch of retards in this thread. A mutt is defined as half-negroe half human. Someone from one ethnicity, whatever the skin colour is, cannot by definition be a mutt. Amerimutts are really retarded when it comes to race.
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>>13642291
>B-Brown is a PURE color!
Pathetic mutt, you're not fooling anyone. A watery, disgusting swill that claims to be its own thing can only convince itself.
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>>13642468
Never did I mention colour, you little white cuck. There is something called ethnicities. If you are of one ethnicity, whether it is Caucasoid, Mongoloid or Negroid, you cannot be a mutt. A pure Nigerian is not a mutt, despite his blackness, a pure Han Chinese is not a mutt, despite his yellowness, but someone like you, whose mother is a white whore and whose father is a nigger, is most definitely a mutt.
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>>13642494
>a pure Han Chinese
This is how we all know you're retarded and have no idea what you're talking about.
Learn history, mud.
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>>13640229
Typical based Azealia.
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>>13642563
Cuck
>>13642581
Self-admitted cuck
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>>13635265
post face
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>>13642291
Learn how brown people came to existence mate. Most of you are rapebabies and mutts
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>>13635265
I quite like Uncle Remus stories & other sorts of fables. Of course there are Booker T. Washington Biographies, Which are required reading for all black men,I have read several slave narratives( and compared to narratives from Russian serfs & one can see why the Russian empire wanted to buy all blacks in the american south and transfer them to Russia) and "tales from the underground railway" which never fails to transport me into a great rage. Of course we have Alexander Dumas's Books, the works of Douglass, Samuel Johnson, though white, wrote several books set in Africa & adopted a black boy as his son. Oroonoko is required reading for any black born in the Americas and is the national epic of Surmain. Alexander Pushkin book "The Black count" is about the struggles of a black man in all white society, likewise they are Thomas sowells books which are excellent even if a little questionable history wise. In addition several of family members( grand parents, great grand parents) have publish autobiographies and these are a constant source of inspiration to me.
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>>13643478
>Oroonoko is required reading for any black born in the Americas and is the national epic of Surmain
What the hell is Surmain? I’m only getting medication when I google it.
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>>13643501
Oh you meant Surinam I’m stupid
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>>13635265
do black people only write about black people?
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>>13643619
no



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