Help Me Choose a Novel to Teach

Help Me Choose a Novel to Teach
 
I will be teaching two literature classes in the Fall semester 2017. I’m going to assign two different novels, that is each course will not be reading the same novel. I have a pre-selected list of novels to choose from; however, I want you friends and literature people to help me choose two of the novels below. The order of the list is unimportant.
 
1. “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson
2. “Massacre River” by René Philoctete
 
3. “General Sun, My Brother” by Jacques Stephen Alexis
 
4. “Dance on the Volcano” by Marie Vieux-Chauvet
 
5. “Hadriana in All My Dreams” by René Depestre
 
6. “Native Son” by Richard Wright
 
7. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 
8. “Americana: A Novel” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
9. “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
 
10. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison
 
11. “Half of A Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
12. “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison
 
13. “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones
 
14. “Nervous Conditions” by Tsitsi Dangarembga
 
15. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by James Baldwin
* With this novel, we will watch the documentary on James Baldwin, “I am not Your Negro,” directed by Raoul Peck
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