I came down with a rather bad cold earlier this week. I’m getting better now but things have been a bit slow here at the Kinna Reads. I’m reading but I have not been able to post any reviews this week. I (finally) finished the following books:
- In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
- Belarmino and Apolonio by Ramon Pérez de Ayala
- The Return of Philip Latinowicz by Miroslav Krleza
- Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou
Needless to say, my backlog of reviews is growing. I do hope I’m able to make a dent and post some reviews this coming week. Next on my pile to read are:
- The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah
- The Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
- Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
- Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda
- Measuring Time by Helon Habila
I bought the following two books during the week:
Between the Assassinations is the Indian novelist Aravind Adiga’s second book. It is a collection of interconnected short stories set between the assassinations of Indira Ghandhi in 1984 and, her son Rajiv Ghandhi, in 1991. The Other Crucifix, the third book by Ghanaian novelist Benjamin Kwakye, is about identity and the African immigrant experience in America.
For the next two weeks, Reading the Romantics project will focus on Percy Bysshe Shelley. I’m more familiar with, and love, the works of Shelley. So this week’s offering will be a joy to read. The selected poems are listed on Reading The Romantics. As usual, I will post my favorite of this week’s poems on Wednesday. This project is a lot of fun. Poetry does the heart a whole lot of good!
Well, that’s all for now. I wish everyone a restful and enjoyable end to their weekend :).