So February was African-American History Month, and as usual, it was a month of learning loads of new things for me as I engaged in reading focused on the lives of African-Americans and POC. As usual, I enjoyed the heck out of it so I’ll definitely be doing this again next year.
Here’s the list of the titles that I have read lately that were linked with that theme:
- The Color Purple – Alice Walker
- Going Home to Nicodemus – Daniel Chu and Bill Shaw
- Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- We Should All be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Praisesong for the Widow – Paule Marshall
- Aya: Love in Yup City – Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie
- The Known World – Edward P. Jones (DNF)
I also attended some cultural events held at university over the month:
And February was a fun month! I’ve learned a lot about the world in which we all live and opened my mind with some (helpfully) challenging reads. Definitely going to continue reading more diversely this year as I’m really enjoying the whole thing.
Read on, my friends.