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My true loves: Wilkie Collins, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anais Nin, George Eliot, James Joyce, James Baldwin, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, bell hooks, Chinua Achebe, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare... I'm falling for : Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, Frantz Fanon, Wole Soyinka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Albert Camus, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, Junot Diaz, A.S. Byatt... And the lists continue to grow! I will read almost anything, as long as it's well-written. I always love to expand my reading horizons.

Currently reading

Orientalism
Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Finnegans Wake (Trade Paperback)
James Joyce
Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone - Margaret L. Hunter 3.5 stars, I think. Interesting book to read. It included a lot of things I already knew about colourism. Even so, it was quite a depressing read, depressing because people still buy into the eurocentric view of beauty and not only spend a lot of money to change their features (surgeries, etc) but also instil lies about superiority and inferiority into their children and those around them.