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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.

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Orientalism
Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Finnegans Wake (Trade Paperback)
James Joyce
Let's Talk Hair: Every Black Woman's Personal Consultation for Healthy Growing Hair - Pamela Ferrell This book made me reconsider my previously negative stance on natural hair. I'd been getting chemical relaxers since I was quite young and had never really thought about growing the relaxer out. This book helped me realize it could be done! At the time I decided to transition, I knew absolutely nobody who could advise me on haircare for coily African hair so this book was definitely a godsend for me.