Okay. I started this blog at the beginning of the year, and it has been fun, although it’s progressing in fits and starts. But you can look at the categories and some of the small number of posts and see that I’m eager to do an Africa reading challenge, since I’ve already been in the midst of it, more or less.
Here’s my list:
Olive Schreiner, by Ruth First & Ann Scott
A Bend in the River, VS Naipaul
Scarlet Song, Mariama Ba
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
The Mirror at Midnight, Adam Hochschild
Burger’s Daughter, Nadine Gordimer
July’s People, Nadine Gordimer
Move Your Shadow, Joseph Lelyveld
I would link to a couple of prior posts, called Africa?, in my small set, but they should be easy to find and show a little bit about how I got here. I’ve been reading Coetzee and A Story of an African Farm, and started with Brink’s Dry White Season. I had planned to read Gordimer, but am interested in expanding things lately. And I’ve also been working on a link between Olive Schreiner and African Farm and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, which has exactly the same formal structure as Schreiner’s book. My first post on Schreiner and Woolf is a preliminary mess, just a rambling blog spew, but I’ve been working on a “paper” of sorts for a few weeks.
Looking forward to good reading and having fun.