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
Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe might be most known for his novel Things Fall Apart, but he also wrote lots of great short stories that are definitely worth checking out.
“In this collection of stories, Chinua Achebe takes us inside the heart and soul of a people whose pride and ideals must compete with the simple struggle to survive. Hailed by critics everywhere, Chinua Achebe’s fiction re-creates with energy and authenticity the major issues of daily life in Africa..”
A diverse book on my TBR
I’ve been meaning to read this for so long! I have to hurry up with my reading, clearly.
“Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.”
A diverse book that has not yet been released
Ha Jin is currently a professor at Boston University and previously received the National Book Award for his novel Waiting.
Expected publication: October 25th 2016.
“A brilliant, darkly funny story of corruption, integrity, and the power of the pen, The Boat Rocker is a tour de force.”
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 🙂