January’s Reading: Books Depicting Minority Struggle



  • Books Depicting Minority Struggle

Some time between November and December when I cleaned up and rearrange my book shelf, I thought of different ways to make my 2016 reading more adventurous. For some reason when December 1st comes around, I just itch for the year to end. Anyways, I was poking around doing my usual research for pleasure and I landed on a 2016 Events Calendar. “AH HA, Eureka! How about I do a theme based reading for 2016.”


Reading With Purpose.


So I spend time coming up with different themes reflective of particular events in each month of the year. Quite a few books will be  reread but that is ok with me especially since I have not read most  my shelf since 2013 and part of 2014 and some from A’ Level/university days.


In January, it is Martin Luther King’s birthday and Day. In addition, my History poking show a few countries celebrating their Independence and/or marking revolutions. Thus, I choose January to read books depicting minority struggles to meet autonomy and sovereignty. A fight for voting rights or a journey mirroring the hardship to give for a family. I will make sure that by the end of the month, that I include all the books I read of the theme under here and providing review links where applicable. I welcome your thoughts on the theme in general or your views on the books.


Happy January reading to you :).


                         BOOKS READ FOR JANUARY THEME


1. Martin Luther King Jr. by Rob Lloyd Jones

2. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah



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      • Yeah it is. But cause it extremely sunny during the day. The celebrations occur at midnight while I am sleep. I’m not a night person and the sounds don’t disturb me luckily, 😄


      • Midnight, that is interesting but I do understand about the sun. I am dreading summer 2016, 2015 0ne was bitter. Our Independence last year (Feb 22nd) was massive, biggest one I have seen since my birth, haha. I think everyone got into it because it decentralized, for once!


  1. An excellent idea. Well chosen and will be very interesting. May this New Year be a real good time for you.


    • Oh thank you JoHanna, reading especially this theme challenge make 2016 excitable for me. I hope 2016 brings great things for you especially with your travelling adventures. P.S I am still waiting to help pack away the rest of your books, hehe ;).

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      • I’ve pretty much figured out where to put a few more book shelves in the townhouse and have made 2016 the year that the books are shelved. Yesterday I acquired The Four Gated City by Doris Lessing at our library’s community BookSale shelf. This weekends read.


      • Oh library sells are one of the best, you get hidden gems at a much lower cost. See I sense book things for 2016. I will be cheering you in the bookish spirit.

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