Tuesday, August 11, 2009

April Sinclair

April Sinclair, author of Coffee Will Make You Black and other novels, has a heartbreaking, but very familiar-sounding essay up at Red Room. She's struggling to make it as so many others of us are. But the good news is she's still writing!

If you haven't read Sinclair's work, you're missing out. Coffee Will Make You Black has been mentioned here before because it's a well-written, funny, charming and heartfelt coming of age story. I have a copy with Sinclair's signature bought at Denver's (now-Harlem's) Hue-Man Experience Book Store, that I cherish. And am looking forward to her fourth novel!

Thanks to author Bernice McFadden for the link to Sinclair's essay. (And look for an upcoming Q&A with McFadden here soon.)


Conseula said...

I love love love April Sinclair and I too have signed copy of Coffee Will Make YOu Black that I cherish. I'm off to read her the piece.

Toni Campbell said...

Thanks for the link. I didn't realize how much I missed her writing!

Monique said...

I love April Sinclair and her work. I have about three of her books. I actually just brought them in the last year. I use to own a signed copy of Coffee Will Make You Black that was a gift.

It's sad to see she is struggling.