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Recently I've gotten back into reading big time. This spurred some lightbulb drama with the trilight lamps we were given back in December, but in the end totally worth the trouble. Anyway, I've developed an interest in WoC lit (although I will admit I use that term loosely; it would probably be more correct to say literature that focuses on a woman/en of colour, as at least one author is a white Canadian woman, and the other a male Kenyan writer).

My first read was "Our Nig" by Harriet E Wilson. After I finished reading I learned it's considered the first book published by an African-American woman in North America, which is kind of neat that it would be my first read (perhaps this is common knowledge, though? Admittedly I've spent most of my life in a predominately white and heavily discriminate community.)  Anyway, a couple of nitpicky moments throughout, mainly due to the stream-of-conscious that sometimes took over, but otherwise a great read. I think I finished the second half in one afternoon.

I just started "Nervous Conditions" by Tsitsi Dangarembga last night. So far the frankness of Dangarembga's voice is sobering, but it doesn't seem to have quite the stream-of-conscious element that Our Nig had, making the plot a bit more engaging.

The list when I finish "Nervous Conditions" (in no particular order):

"I've Got A Home In Glory Land" by Karolyn Smardz Frost
"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs
"Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"Devil on the Cross" by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o  (although this one will not be available in English until next summer)
"Redemption in Indigo" by Karen Lord
"Filter House" by Nisi Shawl

(There are a few more, but that list is on my phone upstairs. :-/ )

Given that I write primarily fantasy, I've been searching more for that isn't Tolkein or GRRM, but unfortunately nothing's really piqued my interest so far. (That's alright, though, because I have a list to get through anyway. :dance: ) I've definitely come back to a point where I'm reading more than writing, which maybe isn't the best for productivity, but it's still good stuff.

Plus, there are a couple books and collections that I'm looking forward to totally annoying people to go read, but I'll save that for closer to their release dates. :D

What is everyone else reading?
  • Listening to: Celldweller
  • Reading: Nervous Conditions
  • Watching: Grey's Anatomy (again)
  • Playing: PvZ
  • Eating: Apples (pink ladies ftw)
  • Drinking: Girl's Night Out


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Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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I'll enjoy watching you. I like Bios. You can learn a lot! Thanks for the Llama! :Hug 
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