Day 16 – As Good as Chocolate:
Today’s recommendation is the eclectic Sassafrass, Cypress, & Indigo by Ntozake Shange…..
“Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo is the story of three “colored girls,” three sisters and their mama from Charleston, South Carolina: Sassafrass, the oldest, a poet and a weaver like her mother, gone north to college, living with other artists in Los Angeles and trying to weave a life out of her work, her man, her memories and dreams; Cypress, the dancer,who leaves home to find new ways of moving and easing the contractions of her soul; Indigo, the youngest, still a child of Charleston—”too much of the south in her”—who lives in poetry, can talk to her dolls, and has a great gift of seeing the obvious magic of the world.”(Description from Goodreads)
10 Replies to “#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 16”
This SoulLit photo challenge is very bad for my TBR, the books all look so readable.
Sorry Karin. Don’t feel the pressure just look at the variety you’re getting, especially when you’re looking for something different to read. There’s just a little less than 2 weeks left. 🙂
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor is my choice for ‘As Good As Chocolate’, heck maybe better. It has everything: love story, folklore, family, community… Ahhhh, one of my all time top ten. 🙂
I remembering enjoying Mama Day too. It was long ago and I’m definitely due a reread of a few of Naylor’s books. Thanks for recommending it, definitely as good as chocolate, if not better. 🙂
Oooo! Mama Day! You reached back on us, didn’t you? I think I gotta re-read that one—it’s been decades.
I read Naylor when I was in college, but I loved them. We need to reread them Leslie! ?
I love your edition of the book. I bought this book a while back and have yet to read it. Will need to bump it up. Only wish mine came with that yummy chocolate!!
This is an old edition but I’m keeping my eyes and ears open for a better one. It was a little dirty on the dust cover when it arrived. I only paid about 4€ but still Eww! That chocolate was only for the picture. Watching the calories…. 😉
Good pick! I went with Perfect Peace by Daniel O. Black for the day’s theme.
Ah Perfect Peace another one that Wi need to read and that I hear no one on Booktube or anywhere for that matter talk about. Haunting cover though. Thanks for the reminder Phyllis!
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