Black US authors top New York Times bestseller list as protests continue

Michelle Alexander and Ijeoma Oluo among those on list, marking first time top 10 entries are primarily titles on race issuesGeorge Floyd killing – latest US updatesBlack American authors, including Michelle Alexander and Ijeoma Oluo, have surged to the top of the latest New York Times’ bestseller list, marking the first time the top 10 entries on the “combined print and ebook non-fiction list” are primarily titles that focus on race issues in the US.The new listings come in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died when white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin forcibly kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes,.This is striking: "On the most recent New York Times list of best-selling nonfiction in e-books and print, five of the Top 15 titles address racism. . .The week before, there were none."https://t.co/ZGBZHFo4XD#1 on the NYT bestseller list this week. This was certainly not expected more than two years after publication. I wish that we had bestseller lists this full of Black writers all of the time & not just in times like this, but I'm proud to be in this list with so many of my peers. pic.twitter.com/ZmzWIbuhlW Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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