What a great year it was. As Okayafrica writes “This has been a glorious year for literature and a horrible year for just about everything else. When 2016 hit us with its worst, authors gave us their best. And an unprecedented number of these authors receiving some much deserved shine this year happen to be Black. This was a renaissance year for writers of the diaspora and we were blessed with a generous handful of instant classics.”
This really is a great list. I wholeheartedly agree with their choices.