Black History Month 2

Bookish Stuff / Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Black History month will soon be coming to an end and here are just a few of my favorites but there are so many more…….

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        1. Well that’s a tough one because they are all very good. I would suggest The Bluest Eye, Go Tell it on the Mountain, or The Color Purple. You may even enjoy Walter Mosley because he writes detective novels. Good luck and write back to tell me what you read and how you liked it.

  1. Didi!
    Who are you? If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought I wrote this post. LOL. Most of these are my all time favorite books. I remember reading ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’ by James Baldwin at 9 years old. LOL. It was one of my dad’s old books, and I was a book worm. I picked it up and didn’t understand the book as much as I do now. I’ve read that book so many times in my lifetime. It feels so good to see it here because I am a big fan of Baldwin. I read ‘Invisible Man’ and ‘There Eyes Were Watching God’ at a very young age also. The one that really moved me was the collection of poems by Langston Hughes. I was obsessed with Hughes for a large portion of my life and he waws the reason I went to school to study literature. I wanted to be just like Hughes or if not Hurston. And of course…’The Women of Brewster Place’ and ‘A Rasin in the Sun’…I can read all of these over and over again. It felt so good to see this post…nostalgic for me I would say. All of these are the epitome of Black Historical Literature.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I must agree with you. These novels are really the heart of African-American culture. Lord knows there are so many more but these are a few of my favorites for different reasons. I to grew up surrounded by a very long upstairs bookshelf that was filled with African-American classics. I think the first time I read Baldwin I was 14 and it led me to go on to read other greats. I to couldn’t escape majoring in English literature no matter how unpopular this major seemed to be among other blacks when I was at university. They often looked at me as if I was an oddity. So glad you enjoyed this post and hope it encourages you to pick up some more books that you haven’t explored yet.

    1. Thanks for commenting. Ireally just want to encourage people to read more African-American literature. It seems to go virtually without notice. It’s ashame because we do have such a passinate and driven culture. By the way I enjoy reading your blog and can’t wait for your next post.

  2. Great selection … I’ve read them all, but probably should read them again. I have some many stacked on the floor and on the shelves, and in the kitchen … as you know — but I’ll eventually get to all of them. Your blogs are great … keep up the good work!!!

    1. Thanks Mom for your support! I know I definitely would like to reread a few of these too. They are not to be missed. I think you should make one of your walls entirely books shelves. It will give an even cosier feel to the house. Maybe the wall to the right as you come in the side door?

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