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!


The Afflicted Girls said...

Tituba is an important character in my book: THE AFFLICTED GIRLS A Novel of Salem by Suzy Witten (ISBN: 978-0-615-32313-8), which won the 2010 IPPY Silver Medal for Historical Fiction. Please consider reading it for a comparison. "Something terrible happened in Salem Village in 1692 ... but it isn't what you think!"
The Salem Witch Hunt intuitively retold.
Thanks, and Happy Holidays!
Suzy Witten, Author

The Afflicted Girls said...

p.s. THE AFFLICTED GIRLS A Novel of Salem deals in part with children and young women at risk. And after reading your profile, Lynn, I think you'd especially appreciate this story.

Thanks again,
Suzy Witten, Author

Lynn Sweeting said...

hi suzy, congratulations on your award winning book, it sounds fascinating, i love a good re-telling, its officially on my reading list. thank you for reading my blog! i'm honoured.

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