Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler:
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister’s young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape.