Global Women of Color
What did you read and what did you like best for Global Women of Color?
I know some of you intended to read more than you actually did. No need to apologize for low numbers.
I hope you will share something about what you did read, or learned, or thought about it. Feel free to comment here.
As for next year, I am planning on leaving the GWC site up and I hope you will continue to tell us about the books you are reviewing. I am hoping to make it easier to learn what others are reading; maybe posting what is read on a weekly basis. Would any of you like to post reviews on the GWC blog? Any other ideas for making the blog more interesting and useful?
Be sure and enter the books that you have read on the master list for 2013. I will compile and print a list January 1.
Marilyn’s Personal Report:
MY FAVORITE GWC Books of 2013
Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi.
Americah, by Chimamanda Adichie.
Both of them move back and forth from Africa to the United States
The Swan Book, by Alexis Wright, by an Australian Indigenous author.
The Fish-Hair Woman, by Merlinda Bobbs, from the Philippines.
Both are speculative fiction and about everything.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM READING GWC BOOKS
As I read books by Global Women of Color, I didn’t just learn about other people. Often I felt I entered their lives and understood them emotionally, at least in part. I felt expanded, as if I had just made new friends.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED OR JUST STOPPED BY NOW AND THEN. YOU INTRODUCED ME TO SOME WONDERFUL BOOKS. AND I REALLY LIKED GETTING TO KNOW YOU.
The Untold Stories of Lebanese Veiled Females, by bitani | August 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM
I just found this article about discrimination of women who wear the veil. It raised several issues that I had not considered and helped me think about the problems for them, not only in Lebanon but in other countries. Check it out.
The author of this piece was among those that Worldpulse mentioned as redefining leadership. See the longer list as well at Worldpulse.com.
Worldpulse is a site devoted to expanding women’s ability to tell their stories.