Top 230 books black people must read or die

Read or Die


 Good day brothers and sisters,

I am very sorry that I haven't been posting regularly for a while. And thanks to all the people that contacted me to ask why I wasn't posting anymore. Someone even contacted me from Japan!. That's when I realized that people from all over the world are actually reading what I have to say.

Well, the problem is that it takes me a lot of time in research to write the thing I post on this blog as I don't know how not to go into details. I don't like to write something that would leave the reader with some questions at the end. That's why when I write I go into details. Sometimes, I spend weeks or even a month getting together the materials I post, and since I don't carry advert here and I am not rich, it makes it impossible to keep posting regularly. But what I've decided to do is post my Bitcoin address at the bottom of my writings, henceforth, and if I get enough to keep me focused and read and research, I'll post regularly. But if you think its a good idea to place adverts here, also do let me know. I just don't know how that would look. What do you think?

If you have the time to read, I want to show you books about black history, so that you can carry on your own research from same source that I get my materials.

When you do your research, you'll discover the truth about black people and that we (black people) once ruled the world and, therefore, we can do it again. When you come to that knowledge, your self esteem would rise as you realize how great the black race. This is why white people would not want black people to study history because they know knowledge of history is power. In 1712, when a British man named Willie Lynch was teaching his fellow slave owners how to domesticate black people like sheep, he had just one fear in his mind. And his fear was that somehow one day the slaves would touch base with history and become uncontrollable. You can't control someone who knows his real history!. Willie Lynch said: ''the mind has a strong drive to correct and re-correct itself over a period of time if it can touch some substantial original historical base; and they (British government) advised us that the best way to deal with the phenomenon is to shave off the brute’s mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomena of illusions.''

There you have it and that's why they won't want you to learn history. They know what would happen when you do.

Let me tell you something. White people believes that we blacks would retaliate against them if we ever come to power again as a people. That's why they do everything possible to put us down at all cost. I am sure you must have heard of British prince Harry and wife Meghan running for their lives to the US because the British monarch had plans to kill Meghan due to the fact she has black gene. The queen fear that Meghan may begat a black son who'll become powerful, therefore, they planed to kill her and cover it up like Diana's case but Harry got an insider tip off that made both husband and wife flee to the US to save their lives. That's just to show you the extent they can go to put down black people.

Back to the books....

I must say that I've met many black scholars along the way in my quest to understand the true history of black people. Most of the things I post on this blog are information from books that are highly recommended by eminent black scholars for black people to read. Some of the books were written by white people!. 

In my many years of studying black history, African history and black people in general, below are the books that have been recommended that black people should read. They are not arranged in any particular order.

Introduction to African Civilization- John G. Jackson
The Destruction of the Black Civilization: Great Issues of A Race from 4500 BC to 2000 AD- Chancellor Williams
Two Thousand Seasons- Ayi Kwei Amah
The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors- Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
Yurugu- Marimba Ani
Autobiography of Malcolm X- Malcolm X
Miseducation of the Negro- Carter G. Woodson
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies- Bartolome de las Casas
Pedagogy of the Oppressed- Paulo Freire
Wretched of the Earth- Frantz Fanon
Intellectual slavery, the worst legacy of colonialism- Africason
100 Amazing Facts about the Negro- J. A. Rogers
12 Years a Slave- Solomon Northup
A Torchlight for America- Louis Farrakhan
Africa: Mother of Western Civilization- Yosef Ben Jochannan
African Genesis- Ishakamusa Barashango
African Holistic Health- Llaila Afrika
African Origin of Civilization- Cheikh Anta Diop
African Presence in Early America- Ivan Van Sertima
African Presence In Early Asia- Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima
African Presence in Early Europe- Ivan Van Sertima
African Woman the Original Guardian Angel- Ishakamusa Barashango
Afrikan-Centered Consciousness versus the New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism- Amos N. Wilson
An Afrocentric Guide To A Spiritual Union- Ra Un Nefer Amen
Anacalypsis Part 1 and 2, An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic- Gerald Massey
Isis or an Inquiry into Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World- Gerald Massey
Assata: An Autobiography- Assata Shakur and Angela Davis
Beautiful, Also, are the Souls of my Black Sisters- Jeanne Noble
Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America 1619-1964: The Classic
Account of the Struggles and Triumphs of Black Americans- Lerone Bennett Jr.
Before the Mayflower- Lerone Bennett
Behold, a Pale Horse- Milton William Cooper
Black Bourgeoisie- E. Franklin Frazier
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth- Richard Right
Black Genesis: The Prehistoirc Origins of Ancient Egypt- Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy
Black Jacobins- C. L. R. James
Black on Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination- Amos N. Wilson
Black Spark White Fire- Richard Pope
Black Women for Beginners- S. Pearl Sharp
Black Women in Antiquity- Ivan Van Sertima
Blood Money: The True Epic Of Christopher Columbus- Robert Strongrivers
Blue Print for Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century- Amos N. Wilson
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority- Tom Burrell
Christianity Before Christ- John G. Jackson
Christianity in Afrika Before Christ- John Henrik Clarke
Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism- John Henrik Clarke
Chronology of the Bible- Yosef Ben Jochannan
Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus- Joseph Atwill
Jesus never existed- Kenneth Humphreys
Civilization or Barbarism: An Authenitic Anthropology- Cheika Anta Diop
Cultivation- Ra Un Nefer Amen
Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year- Tavis Smile
Decolonizing the African Mind- Chinwqizu
Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It- David Robertson
Divine Speech- Jacob Carruthers
Echoes of the Old Darkland- Charles S Finch
Egypt Child of Africa- Ivan Van Sertima
Egypt Revisited- Ivan Van Sertima
Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization- John G. Jackson
First Word: Black Scholars, Teachers, Thinkers, Warriors, Knowledge, Wisdom, Mental Liberation- Kwaku Person-Lynn
Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream- Lerone Bennett, Jr.
From Afrikan Captives to Insane Slaves: The Need for Afrikan History in Solving the "Black" Mental Health Crisis in "America" and the World- Yosef Ben-Jochannan
From Babylon to Timbuktu- Rudolph R. Windsor
From Niggas to Gods (Vol 1 & 2)- Akil
Gerald Massey's Lectures- Gerald Massey
Globalism- Amos N. Wilson
God, the Bible and the Black Man’s Destiny- Ishakamusa Barashango
Golden Age of the Moorby Ivan Van Sertima
Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare- Kwame Nkrumah
Hebrews to Negroes- Ronald Dalton Jr.
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa- Walter Rodney
How to Be a Slave- Julius Lester and Tom Feelings
I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.- Michael Eric Dyson
I Write What I Like: Selected Writings- Steve Biko
In Praise Of Black Women: Ancient African Queens- Simone SchwarzBrat
Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption- Bryan Stevenson
Kemet Afrocentricity and Knowledge- Molefi Asante
Kill them before they grow: Misdiagnosis of African American boys in American classrooms- Michael Porter
KMT: In The House Of Life- Ayi Kwei Armah
Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life- C'BC Alife Allah
Knowledge of Self: Understanding the mind of the Black Male- Steven Kniffely
Knowledge; Wisdom, Mental Liberation- Kwaku Personby Lynn
Let the Circle Be Unbroken: African Spirituality in the Diaspora- Marimba Ani
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela- Nelson Mandela
Ma'at the 11 laws of God- Ra Un Nefer Amen
Make Me Wanna Holler- Nathan McCall
Man, God & Civilization- John G. Jackson
Manchild in the Promised Land- Claude Brown
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present- Harriet A. Washington
Melanin: A key to Freedom- Dr. Richard D. King
Melanin: The Chemical Keys to Black Greatness (Vol. I)- Carol Barnes
Melanin: The Organizing Molecule Berkley CA: Institute for the Study of Consciousnesses (Thesis)
Message To The Blackman in America- Elijah Muhammad
Metu Neter Vol. 1: the Great Oracle of Tehuti and the Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation- Ra Un Nefer Amen
Metu Neter Vol. 2. Anuk Ausar, the Kamitic Initiation System- Ra Un Nefer Amen
Metu Neter Vol. 3. The Key To Miracles- Ra Un Nefer Amen
Metu Neter Vol. 4. The Initiate's Daily Meditation Guide- Ra Un Nefer Amen
My Bondage and My Freedom- Frederick Douglass
Native Son- Richard Wright
Nature Knows No Color Lines: Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race- J.A. Rogers
Negroes with Guns- Robert F. Williams
Nigger: An Autobiography- Dick Gregory
Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization (Exploding the Myths)- Anthony T. Browder
Nuricide: The Nutritional Destruction of The Black Race- Llaila Afrika
Of the Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, And Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman- Malidoma Patrice Some'
Olaudah Equiano Autobiography- Olaudah Equiano
Our Black Seminarians & Black Clergy Without A Black Theology- Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth- John G. Jackson
Paul Bogle and the Morant Bay Rebellion
Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey Volumes I & II- Marcus Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome- Joy Angela Degry
PowerNomics: The National Plan To Empower Black America- Dr. Claud Anderson
Ready For Revolution- Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
"Resewt (South) is Up” or “Why Africans Live In a World Turned Upside Down"- Akinjide B. Montgomery
Revolution- the Book: The Rap is Live- Jamil Alby Amin
Revolutionary Suicide- Huey P. Newton
Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Hewton by Bobby Seale
Sex and Race, VOL. I, II, III- J. A. Rogers
Shades of Memnon: Book I, II, and III- Brother G
Shadow of the Third Century: A Revaluation of Christianity- Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Slavery- Another Name: The Re- Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II- Douglas A. Blackmon
Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson- George Jackson and Jean Genet
Souls of Black Folk- W.E.B. DuBois
Spiritual Warriors are Healers- Mfundishi Jhutyms Ka N. Heru Hassn K Salim
Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy- George M. James
The Africans Who Wrote the Bible- Nana Banchie Darkwah
The Ankh: African Origin of Electromagnetism- Nur Ankh Amen Amen
The Art of War- Sun Tzu
The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told to Alex Haley- Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Attallah Shabazz
The Beginnings of Gnostic Christianity- Gordon L. Rylands
The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People- Gary Greenberg
The Big Black Fire- Robert H. DeCoy
The Black Seminoles- Kenneth W. Porter
The Children Of The Sun- George Wells Parker
The Choice- Sam Yette
The Condition, Elevation, Emigration and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States- Martin R. Delany
The Cultural Unity of Black Africa: The Domains of Matriarchy & of Patriarchy in Classical Antiquity- Cheikh Anta Diop
The Falsification of African Consciousness- Amos N . Wilson
The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000 year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor- Martin Meredith
The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ- Gerald Massey
The Husia- Maulana Karenga
The Iceman Inheritance: Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism, and Aggression- Michael Bradley
The Irritated Genie- Jacob Carruthers
The Last of the Gnostic Masters- Thomas Sawyer Spivey
The Maroon Within Us- Asa Hilliard
The Myth of Genesis and Exodus- Yosef Ben Jochannan
The Need For A Black Bible- Yosef Ben Jochannan
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness- Michelle Alexander
The Origin of Languages, Nations, and Religions- Godfrey Higgins
The Psychopathic Racial Personality- Dr. Bobby E. Wright
The Real Facts About Ethiopia- J. A. Rogers
The Science of Melanin: Dispelling the Myths- T. Moore
The Shaping of Black America- Lerone Bennett Jr.
The Signs And Symbols of Primordial Man- Albert Churchward
The Skin We're In: Teaching our children to be emotionally strong, socially smart, and Spiritually Connected- Janie Victoria Ward
The Thirteenth Tribe- Arthur Koestler
The United-Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept
Textbook: A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code- Neely Fuller Jr.
The Word Negro- Its Origin and Evil Use- Richard B. Moore
The Worlds Sixteen Crucified Saviors- Kersey Graves
The Wounded Womb- Dr. Phillip Valentine
There is A River- Vincent Harding
They Came Before Columbus- Ivan Van Sertima
Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
Ugly- Constance Briscoe
Understanding Black Adolescent Male Violence: Its Remediation and Prevention (Awis Lecture Series)- Amos N. Wilson
Up From Slavery- Booker T. Washington
We Ain't No Niggers- N. Quamere Cincere
What Color was Jesus?- William Mosley
When God Was a Woman- Merlin Stone
When Rocks Cry Out- Horace Butler
When We Ruled: The Ancient and Mediaeval History of Black Civilisations-  Robin Walker
White Domination- Amos Wilson
Who Betrayed the African Revolution? And Other Speeches- Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Who Is the King of Glory- Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Why We Can't Wait- Dr. Martin Luther King
Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave
Wonderful Ethiopians Of The Cushite Empire- Drusilla Dunjee Houston
World's Great Men of Color- J.A Rogers
Write Me In!- Dick Gregory
Psychopathic racial personality- Bobby Wright
African personality in America- Coby Cabon
Chains and images of psychological slavery- Naim Akpa
Critical lessons in slavery- John Henrik Clarke
Let the circle be unbroken- Marimba Ani
To be a slave- Julius Lester
Silent terror… a journey into contemporary African slavery- Samuel Coton
King Leopold’s ghost- Adam Hochchild
Black people in the British empire- Peter Fryer
Black England- Gretchen Gerzina
A history of southern Africa- Erick Walker
The slaver’s log book- Captain Theopilus
Nigeria- Walter Schawts
World’s great men of color- Bennet
Clash of civilizations- Huntington
The Black Holocaust For Beginners- S.E. Anderson
Culture Bandits II- Del Jones Nana Kuntu
Black mother: the years of our African slave trade- Basel Davidson
The lost city of Africa- Basel Davidson
Forced migration- Joseph Inikore
Christopher Columbus and the African holocaust- John Henrk Clark
Slavery in the Arab world- Morry Goden
Africa Under Colonial Domination 1880-1935- UNESCO
The African slave trade from the 15th to the 19th century- UNESCO
The slave trade in the Indian ocean
The colonization of Africa by alien races- Hary Johnson
East Africa and it’s invaders- Reginald Copeland
The Maroons- Mavis Campbel
Marooned societies- Richard Price
The Haitian Maroons- C. L James
Black Jacobite
The stolen ones- Macier Tete
A history of East, West and Central Africa
The Cambridge history of East Africa
The Cambridge history of Africa

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Try and read as many as you can. Do share this information with family, friends and associates. You can get most of the books free online. Just search it on google. If you can't find any, you may include the word ''archive'' after the book's name and author. If you do that you may find and download the book for free on Its a free book sharing site and there are many such sites.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of books but I said these are the ones I've heard being mentioned by black history scholars that I've come across over the years. Of course, there remain thousands of good books out there that black people should read. If you have any of the above books in PDF format or even any other book you think black people should read, kindly email it/them to me at:


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  1. genial, i've been waiting for your next post. Thank you all!


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