In honor of it being black history month, I decided to start this thread. Yes, I could have started this thread at any other time, but now is a great time to get started, seeing as a lot of us will be indoors for the near future because of the frigid weather.
So tell me: What black writers/artists/poets/directors would you recommend for me? Creators of any medium that I should keep an eye out for, and keep my mind occupied with.
I'll start. Right now, I just started reading N.K. Jemison's Inheritance Trilogy. Just started book one, and I think it's awesome. I like her storytelling methods. The first book is called The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and it is a fantasy novel in which our protagonist learns that she is heir to the most powerful throne in the world, and is thrust into a power struggle with other prospective heirs for the sole right to the throne. It is an awesome book, and I've been following Jemison on her website, and I think she is a nice lady. I recommend the book to fantasy lovers.
So that's my suggestion. I can't wait to read some of yours!