Black Womanist Time & Memory Lit x Films

Book and films holding the themes of community, time, temporality,foresight, memory, future(s), the past(s), motherhood, & Black womanhood. If you have suggestions for Black women, femme, girls, and non-binary writers, books, films, or stories to add submit here

  • Gloria Naylor
    • Mama Day

    • The Women of Brewster Place books and film series

  • Toni Morrison
    • Beloved (book and film)

    • Jazz

  • Tananarive Due
    • The Between

    • Like Daughter

    • Ghost Summer Stories

  • Octavia Butler
    • Kindred 

    • The Patternist series 

  • Rasheedah Phillips
    • Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)

    • The Telescoping Effect, Pt. 1

  • Eve's Bayou
    • Written and directed by Cassi Lemmons

  • Paule Marshall
    • Brown Girl. Brownstones

    • The Chosen Place, The Timeless People

    • Daughters

  • Toni Cade Bambara
    • The Salt Eaters

  • Alice Walker
    • Meridian

    • The Color Purple (book and film)

  • Ursula K. LeGuin
    • The Black woman protagonist in The Lathe of Heaven

  • The Wiz
    • Diana Ross as Dorothy

  • Daughters of the Dust
    • Written and Directed by Julie Dash

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
    • Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy

  • Sankofa
    • Written and Directed by Haile Gerima