Friday, December 17, 2010
2011 Will Be a Year for More Reading
I plan to do a lot of reading in the coming year. In particular the goal is to read the latest and best books by contemporary Caribbean women writers, and yes, to write about them too here in this blog. At the top of the list of must-reads for me for 2011 are: "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work" by Edwidge Danticat; "I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem" by Maryse Conde and "I Name Me Name" by Opal Palmer Adissa. I'm also looking forward to receiving submissions for the 2011 issue of The WomanSpeak Journal with the theme, Women Writing to Heal the Earth. Of course, I mean too to read Marion Bethel's "Bouganvillea Ringplay" again, as well as Lelawattee Manoo Rahming's "Curry Flavor" and Nicolette Bethel's The Children's Teeth" and do the same, because I can only be enriched when I read them again, and my own continuing work too. Yes, I mean to celebrate womanish words this coming year with more reading, more writing, more growing our writing community!