Today is International Women’s Day, a day we celebrate women globally. So, I thought it would be a great day to highlight black women authors (Morrison, Makumbi, hooks) who I love and plan to continue to read.
Of course, Toni Morrison, I cannot say enough great things about her. Even though she died a few years ago, her masterpieces continue to captivate me. I admire her brilliance, poetic lines, spectacular word choices, and insistence to focus her work on the black community. As of now, I’ve only read five of her books (Bluest Eyes, Song of Solomon, Sula, Tar Baby, Source of Self-Regard) and plan to read her complete collection.
Next is Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, readers she might be a new name you are unfamil. Last year, I read two of her books and fell in love with her storytelling. Her writing is creative, engaging, and thought-provoking. The first book I read was her most recent novel, A Girl Is A Body of Water (also known as the First Woman in the UK). Fantastic book! Since I enjoyed this book, I read her second novel, Manchester Happened. I’m excited to read her debut novel, Kintu, this year. As you can see, I’m reading her work in reverse order, but why not?!
bell hooks passed away late last year, and I decided to pick up one of her books, All about love. I am so glad I did because it revolutionized my ideas on love. She wrote two more books about love, and I plan to read them later this month. Check out my blog post for a complete review of the book.
Have you read any books written by these authors? How did you celebrate international women’s day?