As I mentioned before, I’m participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2015. This year, I plan on reading 15 books (at least). I really admire those who read 40 plus books in a year! Being a dental student, I wonder if I can ever reach such goals…
Anyways, I recently finished reading the great Ngūgī wa Thiong’o ‘s childhood memoir: Dreams In A Time Of War and Amma Darko’s novel, Beyond the Horizon.
Don’t you just love the book cover? Ngūgī wa Thiong’o ‘s book was a very touching memoir – Ngūgī is a man I truly respect. I plan on reading the second volume of his memoirs – In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir later this year :).
Beyond the Horizon by Amma Darko is a compulsory read for an African Studies class I’m currently taking. This book is laden with domestic violence and the main character- Mara, is extremely naive, so it was initially quite a frustrating read. Its a shame that Amma Darko does not get enough shine for her writing. Expect reviews soon!
Other books I’ve read from January till now:
January 12th 2015: We Should All Be Feminists (eBook) by Chimamanda N. Adichie
January 18th 2015: You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down by Alice Walker
January 28th 2015: A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah
February 1st 2015: Wife Type: Her take on real love and healthy relationships (eBook) by Sheri Gaskins (on Goodreads)*
February 3rd 2015: The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
February 16th 2015: Sula by Toni Morrison
February 27th 2015: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham (on Goodreads)*
March 22nd 2015: Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngūgī wa Thiong’o
March 31st 2015: Beyond the Horizon by Amma Darko
I’m currently on my 10th book: The Trouble with Nigeria which is a very short, almost history-like book by Chinua Achebe. Since Nigeria recently had their elections, which have been peaceful thus far (thank God!), I thought this would be a good read for the times.
What are y’all currently reading?
5 thoughts on “Challenge Update; Currently Reading”
You are making headway! I’m reading slowly this year—for reasons I have decided to try to enjoy rather than critique! Just finished re-reading bell hooks’ Art On My Mind (hadn’t read it in at least a decade; still a favorite). You’re a dental student?! Work it! I’m glad you still make time to read and write blog posts:)
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Hi Leslie! I’m glad you’re reading slower this year! I don’t think I can read a book without either ranting or raving about it hahaa. I’ll look into Art On My Mind. I’ve only read some selected essays of bell hooks’ for some Sociology classes in Undergrad. And yes, I’m a dental student hahaa. I just hope I can keep on reading as the years go by and studying gets crazier – we’ll see 🙂
I love the covers of recent Ngugi books. I haven;t cracked open one Ngugi memoir to date. I need to. You’ve been reading and that’s wonderful!
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Yes! Hi Kinna! EPP at East Legon has two of Ngugi’s new memoirs. I looove the book covers too :).