Black Herstory Month #thisbook

Fantastic evening at UCL, great panel of writers, poets and bloggers on their must read book by a woman of colour.


Here is the list they suggested:

1. Nervous conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Read if you are interested in: Zimbabwe, the process of becoming westernised, colonialism, immigration, gender, sexism.  
2. Octavia E Butler- Kindred.
Read if you are interested in:

Afro futurism. African spirituality. Female protagonists, time travel, life on a plantation. Sci fiction.  
3. Changes- Ama Ata Aidoo.
Read if you are interested in:

Ghananian writers, alternative concepts of Africa and African woman, depictions of African middle class. Female friendship, sexism.

4. Second class citizen- Buchi Emecheta.
Read if you are interested in: Nigerian authors, Black patriarchy vs black feminism.. Timeless problems and solutions. Black female experience in 60s,70s in UK as immigrant.

5. Imaginary maps- Mahasweta Devi.
Read if you are interested in:

Short stories, playing with English and Bengali language. Problems of      development, environment, caste   system, sex work.

6. In other world’s- Spivak.
Read if you are interested in:

Asian authors, language, politics, Marxism, feminism
7. When chickenheads come to home roost – Joan Morgan. Read if you are interested in:

Self discovery, journey of feminism, black feminism. generation. Hiphop and feminism. The use of the strong black woman.

#100daysoflove Day 35 #metmyshero #mycuprunnethover


Today has been an emotional roller-coaster, there have been lots of tears and support from colleagues, in particular my lovely boss. I have my PGCE teaching interview tomorrow but had a ticket to see one of my favourite authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche at King’s Place.

So I went to the talk about her book Americanah, which I love and it was worth it. Even better she was doing a book signing. So I bought a book, and got the cheeky snap above! #mycuprunnethover