Black Artchive



Black Artchive  @blackartchive
Est. 2018

Black Womxn : Exploring Visual + Literary representation

A collection of images that center the Black womxn, shared with excerpts from the artists. This project is an ongoing effort to highlight the representation of Black Womxn in contemporary art.  In 2019-, the commitment to reading only Black womxn authors was also combined with this project.



Essential Reading by
Black Women Authors 
Reading List

Grand Union / Zadie Smith
Sula / Toni Morrison  
We Should All Be Feminists /Chimamanda Ngozi

The Color Purple/Alice Walker
Seen It All and Done the Rest /Pearl Cleage
Citizen/Claudia Rankine
Eloquent Rage /Brittany Cooper
My Sister the Serial Killer/Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Color Purple/Toni Morrison
Things I Should Have Told My Daughter/Pearl Cleage
Their Eyes We’re Watching God/Zora Neale Hurston
Another Brooklyn/Jacqueline Woodson
How to Love a Jamaican/Alexia Arthurs
Bone Black/bell hooks
Thick/Tressie McMillan Cottom
Whatever Happened to An Interracial Love/Kathleeen Collins
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/Maya Angelou
Beloved
Magical Negro/Morgan Parker
The World According to Fannie Davi/Bridgett M. Davis
Black is the Body/Emily Bernard
Electric Arche/Eve L. Ewing
This Will be My Undoing/Morgan Jerkins
Heads of the Colored People/Nafisa Thompson-Spires
Bad Feminist/Roxane Gay
Well Red Black Girl Anthology/Glory Edim
American Marriage/Tayari Jones
Red at the Bone/Jacqueline Woodson
The Mothers/Brit Bennett
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sk/Lesley Nneka Arimah