My reading picked up from the previous month. I managed to finish 8 books:
- The Dwarf – Pär Lagerkvist
- Counselor Ayres’ Memorial – Machado de Assis
- Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel
- Cloth Girl – Marilyn Heyward Mills
- Dusk – F. Sionil Jose
- The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – Lola Shoneyin
- So Long A Letter – Mariama Ba
- Electric City and Other Stories – Patricia Grace
I have a backlog of reviews that I need write. I really have to quicken my pace of writing for this blog . Luckily, I’m currently reading a chunkster, Wizard of the Crow, so I will continue to work on reveiwing these books that I read in months past:
- God Dies by the Nile – Nawal el Saadawi
- Damballah – John Edgar Wideman
- The Cry of Winne Mandela – Njabulo Ndebele
- Quicksand – Nella Larsen
My plans for September are:
- Continue to read selections from my list of 10 overlooked books on my TBR
- Read Labyrinths by Jose Luis Borges
- Continue my reading of contemporary African fiction by Manyika, Habila, Parkes, Badoe among others.
- Compile reading lists on Francophone African and Caribbean fiction
- Devise a new rating system – I’m not satisfied with my current 5-point system
- Conclude my reading for two challenges – Orbis Terrarum and African Diaspora
Well, those are my plans.
How was your reading in August? What are your plans for September?