What I’m Reading – 29 Jan 2018
Unlike many of you, I did not watch the Grammys. I love music but haven’t watched music award shows in years. Instead the gf and I finished binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8… I know, I am behind, but trying to catch up. In the meantime, I am recording the latest season of Ru’s all-stars. Also, I am finishing up my review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas and have begun reading Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi.
I’m also reading:
- These tablets bring information and empowerment to women in rural Kenya by Katie G. Nelson on ONE
- Tougaloo College Receives Grant to Finally Tell Story of Civil Rights Hero Fannie Lou Hamer by Michael Harriot on The Root
- Read the World: 10 Nigerian writers writing about Lagos on Books Africana
- A Wrinkle in Time is a Game Changer for the Film Industry by LaTonya Pennington on Wear Your Voice
- The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life by David Beard on The Atlantic
- We’re African women and we’re feminists by Aisha Ali on 50/50
- Is There Such a Thing as a Good Book Review? by Elisa Gabbert on Electric Lit
- How a Library Handles a Rare and Deadly Book of Wallpaper Samples by Alexander J. Zawacki on Atlas Obscura
- The Best Book Club You’ll Ever Join: The Free Black Women’s Library Places Us Front and Center by Maiysha Kai on The Glow Up
Besides RuPaul, I’m watching Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discuss “What We Can Learn from the Black Feminists of the Combahee River Collective” on Democracy Now. If you haven’t read Taylor’s latest book, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, you are missing out. Go get it right now!
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