Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Sunday Salon

Well, my week started out promising. I have a huge stack of books from the library. Received a couple of books in the mail. Then it began to rain and my allegeries kicked up.

A good week despite not finishing Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga which I am throughly enjoying. It's a beautiful novel set in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in the 60s. The narrator, Tambu is considerably honest in relaying her feelings about her brother's death, the opportunity his death provides her and her keen perception and resentment of the role of women in a traditional African society. Through Tambu, the reader gets an intimate account of the repurcussions of colonization.

In the mail I got a copy of From The Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson and Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

This week, I'm hosting C.O.RA. Diversity Roll Call at Color Online. Roll Call is a weekly meme designed to add color to our reading lists. I invite you to join us. This week assignment focuses on Asian, South Asian and Asian American writers. May is Asian Heritage Month.

Every week, I post literature and women studies quizzes at Color Online. Each month, one participant wins a free book. Come by. You might discover a new read and it's a chance to win a free book. And speaking of free books, participate in Little Lov'n Monday, and earn a chance to win a free book for showing a little lov'n for a fellow blogger.

Now I'm off to see what other Salon participants are reading.

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