I’ve been reading quite a lot of romance of late – especially because many romance novels come free with my reading app. And then it occurred to me, just the other day, that none of the characters in the many romance novels I was reading were black or even people of colour! So I decided to change that by first, researching black romance novels and then downloading some. First disturbing note – I couldn’t find any in the free section of my reading app so I had to buy, which I have now. I also very recently just happened to have downloaded a podcast interviewing a romance writer who turned out to be Brenda Jackson who has written over 120 romance novels. I thought I would start with her work. Here’s to more black romance!
And p.s: Yesterday (21 March) was the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.