Thanks to Cyn Kitchen for this list: essay (not memoir) recommendations by writers of color, who are American, but who are not writing about race.
Please add your suggestions in the comments!
- Richard Rodriguez, Darling, excerpted in Harper’s.
- Alice Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”
- Louise Erdrich
- Roxanne Gay, Bad Feminist
- bell hooks
- Alison Hawthorne Deming, Colors of Nature
- Stacyanne Chin, The Other Side of Paradise
- Ta Nehisi Coates, Beautiful Struggle