A Checklist of Neo-Slave Narratives

By Howard Rambsy II

1936: Black Thunder by Arna Bontemps
1966: Jubilee by Margaret Walker
1971: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines
1976: Flight to Canada by Ishmael Reed
1976: Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley
1979: Sally Hemings by Barbara Chase-Riboud
1979: Kindred by Octavia Butler
1980: Wild Seed by Octavia butler
1981: The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley
1982: Oxherding Tale by Charles Johnson
1986: Dessa Rose by Sherley Anne Williams
1987: Beloved by Toni Morrison
1989: Echo of Lions by Barbara Chase-Riboud
1990: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
1991: Family by J. California Cooper
1991: The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez
1994: Fragments of the Ark by Louise Meriwether
1994: In Search of Sale Factor by J. California Cooper
1994: The President’s Daughter by Barbara Chase-Riboud
1995: The Longest Memory by Fred D’Aguiar
1995: The Price of a Child by Lorene Cary
1997: Feeding the Ghosts by Fred D’Aguiar
1998: The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper
2001: Cane River by Lalita Tademy
2001: The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall
2003: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
2007: The Book of Negroes (Someone Knows My Name) by Lawrence Hill
2008: A Mercy by Toni Morrison
2009: The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
2012: Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
2013: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
2014: The Coming by Daniel Black
2014: Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen
2016: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2016: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
2018: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
2019: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2020: Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle
2021: The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
2023: Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
2024: James by Percival Everett