African Diaspora Reading Challenge

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

BrownGirl: The African diaspora speaks mainly to the dispersion of African descendants in the Americas and Europe due to the Atlantic slave trade. Yes, Africans were enslaved or migrants to other parts of the world but the term is usually in reference to the aforementioned areas. So, for this challenge, books read will be by Black authors and set in Africa, North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean Islands, and Europe. Yes, this is broad but it means the possibilities are endless. Hopefully, those who participate will gain more incite into the myriad of Black cultural experiences.  If you're on Twitter, we'll use this hashtag: #afrodiaspora. Make sure you follow that hashtag for updates and possible mini challenges.The three levels of participation are:

  Novice: commitment to read four (4) books
  Versed: commitment to read eight (8) books
  Scholar: commitment to read twelve (12) books

My Goal: To participate at the Versed level and read 8 qualifying books between 1/1/10 and 12/31/10.

1. The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Henry Thurman 
2. Nervous by Zane 
3. White Lines by Tracy Brown 
4. Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
5. Pandora's Box by Allison Hobbs
6. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due


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