Tag Archives: BAEM writers

A is for … ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013)

Out of sequence, but well worth waiting for, I’ve finally read the first title of my diverse reading A-Z (devised as a response to #DiverseDecember in 2015).  At the time, it had felt almost like a cheat, after all, it might … Continue reading

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Transcending cultures? ‘Quicksand’ by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1928-30)

‘Quicksand’ is on my bookshelf because years ago I read Tanizaki’s ‘Some Prefer Nettles’ and decided it was the best book ever.  Set in 1920s Japan, it was evocative, exotic and wonderfully baffling.  Sadly, it was also a library book … Continue reading

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Inspired by Diverse December: an A-Z of BAEM authors for 2016

At the end of November a couple of Bloggers (at From Inside the Dog and The Writes of Woman) started up the #Diverse December reading challenge.  They argued eloquently and persuasively that it’s no good just ‘reading what’s out there’ when ‘what’s out there’ is … Continue reading

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