Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winter season reads

Some additions to my reading list for the winter...Condoleezza Rice's memoir, Extraordinary, Ordinary Lives and Jay-Z's Decoded, plus the fairly recent Brainwashed by Tom Burrell: have heard so much about this contemporary examination of how media manipulates negative images of Black identity; and a few enduring works--Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (it's been a few years since I've read it, and last year I read Rampersad's biography, Ellison, so this winter is a good time to revisit Ellison's classic novel; and Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe: I've never read this 19th century novel that in its time was major influence, so no time like the present.

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