I love finding out what I don’t know. Questions start swirling through my head, and I get childlike excitement about what I might possibly do with the new knowledge. Most of the time when I find something out, my first stop is google, then it’s Shelfari or Amazon or the Atlanta-Fulton Library System to find a book about it.
Now that I have a child, I have a lot less time to read, and when I do read, it’s usually something that gives my brain time to relax. But last night, I went to see Fela! and my interest in African and African American history and world religions was piqued again (as well as my interest in yoga and getting fit–those dancers were amazing!). I decided that I needed to dust off my Shelfari bookshelf and spend a little bit of my non-work, non-baby, non-sleep time learning by reading. So my list is pretty short, just because I try to be as realistic as possible. And note that I do learn through fiction along with nonfiction because story lines can invoke questions or topics that I can go research later. If you’d like to join me with any of these, let me know. I’d love to chat about each one after I finish. Also, if you need to purchase any of these, go through my new online store!
(Because I’m sooo excited about the upcoming release of Free Angela!)
My Name is Butterfly by Bernice McFadden
And if I get more down time, I’ll squeeze these in. Otherwise, the following list is a rough draft preview of 2014.
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda
What are you reading? What Afro-centric books do you recommend?