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?