Library Haul

Library Haul 2016

I’m proud to say that since the start of this year I have kept my nose in the middle of some great books, while struggling to finish a not-so-great-one. In my latest trip to the library I picked up a few books, which are more contemporary than what I’ve been reading as of 2011.  I’m extremely excited to start.

Jam on the vineJam on the Vine (Thorndike Press, 2015) – Lashonda Katrice Barnett
“A new American classic: a dynamic tale of triumph against the odds and the compelling story of one woman’s struggle for equality ”

 

 

 

Gathering of Waters

 Gathering of Waters (Akashic Books, 2012)

“a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi–a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation. Money is personified in this haunting story, which chronicles its troubled history following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families.”

 

 

 

Queen Sugar

 Queen Sugar (Penguin Group, 2014)

“A mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana”

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Library Haul

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Thanks to a recommendation to read Flannery O’Connor I am now dead-locked in an obsession that may have gone a bit overboard in my latest trip to the library. Here are the books I picked up:

  • 365 Days – 365 plays —Suzan-Lori Parks
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find, and other stories —Flannery O’Connor
  • Collected Works –Flannery O’Connor
  • The Complete Stories —Flannery O’Connor
  • The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World –Emily Clark

As I sink into my beloved genre of Southern Goth I’ll be hitting the “renew item” button for quite a while.

Library Haul

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Ok, so not exactly a haul, but I have heard so much about Octavia Butler’s Kindred that I had to pick it up! Hopefully I get to it before its return date.

Book Haul

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My local library was having an incredible book-sale–fill a bag of books for only $3!–so I had to check it out. Here are some books I picked up:

  • My Education, Susan Choi
  • My Jim, Nancy Rawles
  • In The Woods, Tana French
  • Rosa Parks: My Story, Rosa Parks
  • See Now Then, Jamaica Kincaid
  • The First Bad Man, Miranda July
  • The House Girl, Tara Conklin

Toni Morrison & Angela Davis: a conversation on Literacy, Libraries, and Liberation

The two aforementioned names are fixtures in my life that hold insurmountable weight. They are influential beings that have provided hope in my quests as a writer and socially conscious citizen; they have also served as intimidating figures whose accomplishments proved greater than anything I could ever hope to achieve. But, nonetheless, they are omnipresent in my quests as a writer, a thinker, a woman, black woman, an artist.

I encourage you all to check out the video link below of a conversation these two revolutionaries had at the New York Public Library in 2010 where they discussed their childhoods, their literary work, and theories on life.

http://www.nypl.org/sites/all/themes/nypl_new/jwplayer/player-licensed.swf