Top 10 Tuesday: Women of Colour

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I’ve seen a lot of people lately doing a Top Ten Tuesday, and to get myself back into reading (it’s been a busy summer and I miss books!!!) I thought I would start blogging about books on Tuesdays. I have a pretty big collection and have read a fair number of titles, so each week I will come up with a theme and put together a top 10 of my favourite reads that fit the topic.

For my first top 10 I’m going to cheat and do a top 20. I just couldn’t narrow it down!! I’ve been trying over the last few years to diversify the types of authors I read and not get stuck in the White American Male view of things. I broke out of the male author pattern pretty easily, but found I was still reading a lot of books by white authors. I’ve done my best to read more Women of Colour, and here are some of my faves! (in no particular order)

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  1. Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkinson
  2. Redefining Realness – Janet Mock
  3. The Killing Moon – N. K. Jemisin
  4. Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
  5. Half World – Hiromi Goto
  6. All About Love – bell hooks
  7. Ghana Must Go – Taye Selasi
  8. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  9. Land of Love and Drowning – Tiphanie Yanique
  10. Under the Udala Treets – Chinelo Okparanta
  11. Kabu-Kabu – Nnedi Okorafor
  12. The Icarus Girl – Helen Oyeyemi
  13. Sister Citizen – Melissa Harris-Perry
  14. Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  15. The Round House – Lousie Erdrich
  16. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
  17. She Weeps Each Time You’re Born – Quan Barry
  18. Lilith’s Brood – Octavia Butler
  19. The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  20. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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