Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories:
– a diverse book you have read and enjoyed
– a diverse book on your TBR
– a diverse book that has not yet been released
You can check out Aimal’s announcement post for more information.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your own post in the comments and take some time to check out other people’s posts! 🙂
A diverse book I have read and enjoyed
This is an eye-opening portrayal of the the lives of two women in a war-torn country. Set in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hosseini’s novel beautifully captures the experiences and struggles they have to face and the bond they form with each other.
“Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.”
A diverse book on my TBR
An essay adapted from a TedTalk which created a lot of buzz around the internet, written by the author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. This is on my TBR for this month!
“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.”
A diverse book that has not yet been released
I’ve been seeing this around a lot. Whitehead’s novel deals with Black experiences in pre-Civil War America.
Expected publication date: September 13th 2016.
“Somewhere, years ago, she had stepped off the path of life and could no longer find her way back to the family of people.”
Especially with the recent discussion about the need for more diversity in literature, I think this is a brilliant meme. Let’s broaden our horizons together and read more diversely! If you participate in the meme, leave me a link to your post in the comments or just tell me about some diverse book you have read or want to read 🙂