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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
Out of the Black Shadows: The Amazing Transformation of Stephen Lungu - Stephen Lungu I can't say enough about this book; it was absolutely brilliant! I enjoyed reading about the familiar places I've visited in Zimbabwe and Malawi and also the historical background portrayed in the book.What I enjoyed even more was reading about all the miracles Stephen experienced and how the terrble things he experienced actually helped make him into a man of compassion and great wisdom.I think the book is also a sort of sociological adventure, we see White culture from the eyes of a Black man. Stephen does a good job of contrasting the two cultures but in a non-divisive way. Highly recommended!