Last Week in Books, Jan 31-Feb 6: Let’s Bring This Back, Shall We?

A screenshot of a tweet that says "#BlackHistoryMonth I post this every year and I pay $2 a month to keep it open. I compiled a free Black history library equipped with pdfs, ebooks and little video on: SNCC, The Black Panther Party, Harriet Tubman, Zora Neale Hurston, Garvey, Malcolm, Fanon:

Happy Black History Month! Let’s take a quick look back at some of the most interesting diverse books news from last week.

  • OG Black speculative fiction writer Gerald L Coleman has put together the dopest, most definitive list of Black science fiction and fantasy I’ve EVER seen. Please check it out.[ Gerald L Coleman]
  • This video of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie very politely handing this French news reporter her own racist ass is a bit old, but still enormously enjoyable.[YouTube]
  • Traveling from Nigeria to South Korea by way of…Poland(?), we have a novel about the lady divers of Jeju Island. While I imagine it’s akin to Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women, it’s a bit unique in that the writer is writing and publishing the book in her native Polish, with hopes for an English translation later this year. [The Korea Times]

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