And I do listen. Specifically, to self-narrated memoirs. I jumped into the audiobook world when my work commute grew from a quick 25-minute ride to a nearly hour-long ordeal. Now, instead of grumbling about the glut of Minnesota drivers, the snow, ice, and general misery of commuting, I can laugh and learn my way down the highway.
Here are some of my recent favorites:
You haven't seen Black Panther? Close your browser immediately! To the theater with you - quick quick, yeah?
Black Panther was everything. As I'm not a card-carrying comic book or superhero expert, I'll just say this: the story and representation of different African cultures was on point. Seeing these cultures combine and swirl around to create the fictional world of Wakanda? Your faves could never. The complex, layered approach to Blackness and African-ness will no doubt be dissected and analyzed in future university courses. I've said it before and I'll say it again: there are so many ways to be Black in this world. I hope to discover them all.
And hey - there's no need to let the euphoria of Black Panther die. Keep the party going with some good reads:
I considered incorporating book reviews into this blog, but between you, me, and my pug, it seemed like a bit of a yawn. Instead, I hope to share some of my favorite passages from time to time. They will be sourced from a mix of my most-read genres: fiction, contemporary poetry, memoirs, short stories, and works by social scientists. Here are 5 recent reads: