October is Black History Month. This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history in generalBirmingham University (link here)
What’s my contribution?
Well, not much however I shall be reading the following books written by black authors and am likely to review them after I’ve finished since they are new reads to me:
- The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
I am looking forward to it as they (a couple are Kindle copies and the others paperbacks) have been on the bookshelf for a while, with a promise that they would be read soon.. which has so far translated into some time in the far future, to whenever.
Now is a good time to prioritise them on the reading schedule (before newer releases push them further down in the leader board or I come across yet another detailed synopsis further spoiling my initial read.
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