Aug. 22nd, 2007

ext_6334: (Zora Neale Hurston)
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Welcome, welcome.

I have given myself a personal challenge to read fifty books by writers of color by next year's International Blog Against Racism Week (for more info on IBARW, go to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ibarw).

I've set up this comm is for anyone who'd like to join me.

There are few rules, and no formal templates to follow for posting. Just read, and post, and repeat 50 times. 8-)

Help? I could use some icons… The default for the comm is from the cover of This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation, the feminist anthology edited by Gloria Anzaldua and Analouise Keating, a followup to the groundbreaking This Bridge Called My Back, edited by Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga in 1986. I've read the first one and will be re-reading it alongside second. Watch this space. 8-)

Questions? Suggestions?
ext_6334: (Zora Neale Hurston)
[identity profile] carenejeans.livejournal.com
Note: This book figures large in my bookish past, and I started writing this essay for an (unfinished) post for IBARW. Not all of my posts will be this personal.


I first read Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye more than thirty years ago. I haven't read it very often since (about three times, once for a class in college) but it has stayed with me, lodged firmly on my memory's bookshelf. It's one of my "foundational" books -- those books that you find just when you need them (even if you didn't know you needed it) and which fit into your brain like a puzzle piece from the Big Picture of, you know, life, the universe, and How Things Really Work.
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