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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
Letter from the Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Jr A link is provided here for anyone who would like to read this letter: http://www.wuhsd.org/cms/lib/CA01000258/Centricity/Domain/18/assignment_e9.pdf


Wonderful, powerful words. It's crazy to think that over 50 years later the same issues are STILL issues.

"You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am
sorry to say, fails so express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the
demonstrations." <----Now THAT is a point to ponder! It amazes me that those in charge have to be told that. Amazes me and saddens me.

I respect what this man did, not just for African-Americans, but for the world.