Thursday, January 9, 2020

Challenge Link-Up Post: Classic by a POC Author


Please link your reviews for your Classic By a POC (Person of Color) Author here.  This is only for the Classic By a POC Author category.  These should all be classics that were written by an author who is not white; i.e., African-American, Asian, Latino, etc. The classic can be written in your native language or in translation.  

If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Their Eyes Were Watching God)."


9 comments:

  1. Read Passing by Nella Larsen and loved it!

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    1. That is so funny; so did I!

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    2. Well, that makes 3 of us! But my book also contained her novella "Quicksand". Happy Black History Month!

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  2. I read The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J Webb. I was the second book ever published by an African-American.

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  3. Finally got some thoughts up for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. :)

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  4. Just added the last book for the challenge. I’ve never done it this quickly before but covid certainly helped. 🙁

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  5. Zora Neale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes were Watching God uses Hurston's anthropological research, wrapping what she knows around her central character and using it to craft an engrossing narrative. After reading this I have gained insight into a world very different from mine, but with things to say to me.

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  6. I finished Achebe's African Trilogy! It took me four years, but it was worth coming back to try again and again. It's not that the books were hard reads in the literary sense, but they took a toll emotionally.

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  7. Read The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, and I'd highly recommend it! He talks about the culture back in his home country, his experiences with slavery and racism, and also his adventures at sea, so it feels like the book just has a bit of everything!

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