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nyashajunior

nyashajunior

Joined June 2016

Black | Woman | Academic | Author of #IntroWBI
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Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie
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Good Negress | A J Verdelle
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"Ignorance is a green switch; it'll hurt you, and won't break."

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Loose Woman: Poems | Sandra Cisneros
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"Make love to me in Spanish. Not with that other tongue."

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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"She made things magic for him."

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"I cannot repress the thought that, after all, I have chosen the lesser part, that I have sold my birthright for a mess of pottage."

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Essential Gwendolyn Brooks | Gwendolyn Brooks
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"We real cool."

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Flight: A Novel | Sherman Alexie
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"Happiness never lasts long, does it?"

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Not Without Laughter | Langston Hughes
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"So spoiled with colored folks waiting on 'em all their days! Don't know what they'll do in heaven, 'cause I'm gonna sit down up there myself."

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The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel | Maryse Conde, Richard Philcox
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"A wicked smile revealing sharp, carnassial teeth made for tearing great chunks out of life, and betraying her formidable desire to succeed."

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The Prisoner's Wife | Asha Bandele
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Incredible memoir. Poetic & haunting. Searing & unflinching.

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"We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."

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"You loved so hard and hoped so much and then you ended up with nothing."

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Mudwoman | Joyce Carol Oates
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Bailedbailed

Nope. Life is too short for me to struggle through this ghost story.

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Angela Davis--an Autobiography | Angela Yvonne Davis
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Great autobiography of a Black woman revolutionary.

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Bailedbailed

I tried. Had to bail. The language just didn't ring true for me.

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This is the literary equivalent of a rom-com. Very predictable even in its plot twists & turns. According to her bio, three of her novels (including this one) have been optioned for film. That tells you all you need to know.

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This is the literary equivalent of a rom-com. Very predictable even in its plot twists & turns. According to her bio, three of her novels including this one have been optioned for film. That tells you all you need to know.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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"I was thinking maybe the reason you used to get like that was because at some level you always knew."

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Welcome to Braggsville: A Novel | T. Geronimo Johnson
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I had to bail on this one. Just not doing it for me. Trying too hard.

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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I couldn't get past the first page. It's supposed to be "a comic masterpiece." It wasn't funny to me at all. First sentence: "This may be hard to believe, coming from a black man, but I've never stolen anything."

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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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I understand why they are making this book into a film. & I don't mean that in a good way. There's even a Magical Negro.

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"My world is circumscribed by linguistic dangers."

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Crown Ain't Worth Much | Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
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"No one wants to see the block party broken up"

evelynnalfred I want this. 3y
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"One should not confuse a label with a commitment."

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So Long, See You Tomorrow | William Maxwell
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"No doubt Cain and Abel loved each other, in their way, quite as much as, or even more than, David and Jonathan."

Liberty This book. 💕 4y
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"So far I had managed to keep humanly alive through transfusions from books."

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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"For Sonny, the problem with America wasn't segregation but the fact that you could not, in fact, segregate."

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On Beauty and Being Just | Elaine Scarry
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The beauty! The sublime! The palm trees! Ugh! I had to bail on this one. I wanted to read it because I heard that many writers like it. Too thick and lush for me.

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Pickpick

I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting. Then, I read it again. Should be savored but it was just too good.

Pinchclamp Same! 3y
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"This essay collection is ambitious. I think we live in a time that requires ambition, compassion, reflection, and action."

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Panpan

Uninteresting narrative about a fascinating career

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Pride: A Novel | Lorene Cary
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"My mother the immigrant had picked up the essential American desire to better oneself and married it to the new black consciousness and so-called pride."

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Panpan

Self-absorbed anecdotes on love. Not the reflective meditation I was hoping to read.

eve girl I thought I was the only one lol 4y
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Notes from Underground | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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"In case of a public scandal. I ought to be well dressed."

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March | Geraldine Brooks
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The composure she seemed to wear so easily was a garment put on with a hard discipline.

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