Non-Fiction (Books and Essays)

Vladimir Alexandrov, The Black Russian (Grove Press, 2014) – from AATSEEL’s Resources for Equitable and Antiracist Teaching Practices

Naomi Caffee, “Russophonia: Towards a Transnational Conception of Russian-Language Literature” (PhD Dissertation, 2013)

Sarah Cameron, The Hungry Steppe (Cornell University Press, 2018)

Thomas Jesús Garza, “Making Russian Great Again: Language, Dissent, and Critical Pedagogy” from “Russian Studies in the Era of Trump” (Ohio State Slavic and Eastern European Journal 2018)

Sean Guillory, “Despite Its Complicated Past, Soviet Antiracism Was Ahead of the Historical Curve” (Moscow Times 2020)

Alex La Guma, A Soviet Journey: A Critical Annotated Edition (Lexington Books, 2017)

Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist (Liberator Press, 1978)

Langston Hughes, A Negro Looks at Soviet Central Asia (Co-operative Pub. Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R., 1934)

Langston Hughes, I Wonder as I Wander. From The Collected Works of Langston Hughes (Hill &Wang, 1956)

Czeslaw Jesman, The Russians in Ethiopia: An Essay in Futility (Chatto and Windus, 1958)

Liz Johnson-Artur, “Black in the USSR: the Children of Soviet Africa Search for their Own Identity” (The Calvert Journal, 2014) – from Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Suchland’s “#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora”

Robin D.G. Kelley, “The Negro Question: Red Dreams of Black Liberation” in Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press, 2008) – from Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Suchland’s “#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora”

Yelena Khanga. Soul to Soul: A Black Russian Jewish Woman’s Search for Her Roots (W. W. Norton, 1992) – from Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Suchland’s “#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora”

Sarah Lewis, “The Hidden Past of Sochi” (The New Yorker 2014)

Victoria Lomasko, Other Russias, Transl. by Thomas Campbell (Paper Monument/n+1, 2017)

Audre Lorde, “Notes from a Trip to Russia,” in Sister/Outsider (Crossing Press, 1984) – from Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Suchland’s “#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora”

B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, “Race, Diversity, and Our Students in Russia” (NYU Jordan Center All the Russias’ Blog 2013)

Claude McKay, “Soviet Russia and the Negro” (Crisis 27 no. 2, 1923) – from Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Suchland’s “#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora”

Mark Nash, ed, Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War (Black Dog, 2016)

Aisha Powell, “Black Bread: A Look Inside of the World of Black Slavic Studies ScholarsTrumplandia Magazine (2018)

Vijay Prashad, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (The New Press, 2007)

Vijay Prashad, Red Star over the Third World (LeftWord Books, 2017)

Vijay Prashad, ed. The East Was Read: Socialist Culture in the Third World (LeftWord Books, 2019)

Robert Robinson, with Jonathan Slevin, Black on Red: My 44 Years Inside the Soviet Union (Acropolis Books, 1988)

Walter Rodney, The Russian Revolution: A View From the Third World (Verso Books, 2018) – from Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Suchland’s “#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora”

Rasha Salti, ed. Saving Bruce Lee: African and Arab Cinema in the Era of Soviet Cultural Diplomacy (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2018)

Kathryn Schild, “Between Moscow and Baku: National Literatures at the 1934 Congress of Soviet Writers” (PhD Dissertation, 2010)

Mukhamet Shayakhmetov, The Silent Steppe:  The Memoir of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin (Overlook/Rookery Press, 2006)

Homer Smith, Black Man in Red Russia (Johnson, 1964)

Margaret Stevens, Red International and Black Caribbean Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939 (Pluto Press, 2017)

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, “Black Skin in the Red Land: African Americans and the Soviet Experiment” (The Russia File Blog at the Kennan Institute 2020)

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, “George Floyd, ‘Brat 2’, and Russian Depictions of African Americans” (The Moscow Times 2020)

Sarah Valentine, “Russian Studies’ Alt-Right Problem” (Chronicle of Higher Education 2017)

Jennifer Wilson, “Is Slavic Ready for Minorities” (NYU Jordan Center All the Russias’ Blog 2014)

Radoslav Yordanov, The Soviet Union in the Horn of Africa during the Cold War (Lexington Books, 2016)

Jennifer Wilson’s series, “Teaching Race in Russia: Dispatches from ‘The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Tashkent'” (NYU Jordan Center All the Russias’ Blog 2015)

Jennifer Wilson, “Obama banana ‘jokes’ show Soviet-era racism remains alive in Russia” (The Guardian 2016)

Jennifer Wilson, “How red Russia broke new grounds in the portrayal of black americans” (PRI The World 2017)

Jennifer Wilson, “A Forgotten Novel Reveals a Forgotten Harlem” (The Atlantic 2017)

Jennifer Wilson, “When the Harlem Renaissance Went to Communist Moscow” (The New York Times 2017)

Jennifer Wilson, “The Soviet Anthology of Negro Poetry” (Paris Review 2018)