5 Books By Female Authors We're Reading
I have always been an avid reader, and this year, I had the opportunity to read more feminist literature, primarily written by women of color. There are so many exceptional books out there, but here are a few feminist books that I have really enjoyed:
Becoming, Michelle Obama
This book was gifted to me by a friend. I haven’t actually started reading it yet, but I’ve had many recommendations from friends, so I can’t wait to get into it! You get an inside look on Michelle's upbringing, living in the White House, relationship with Barack, and so much more!
You can't touch my hair, Phoebe Robinson
This one was also given to me by the same friend. The author Phoebe Robinson is a comedian, writer, and actress discussing all things related to race, gender, feminism, and pop culture. Together with Jessica Williams, she was also the host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens. Can't wait to start this one as well!
The Sun and Her Flowers, Rupi Kaur
For poetry lovers. I read her first book, Milk and Honey about heartbreak, love, betrayal, and recovery. In her signature style of short poetry plus sketches, this time Rupi Kaur takes you on a journey of heartbreak, immigration, and growth.
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Oh, I loved this one! A 21st-century love story! A journey through different continents and culture, From Europe to America starting from Africa, from Nigeria to the US and UK, It’s a novel on immigration and dislocation. And Love!
Swing Time, Zadie Smith
Another one that I have not read yet. Set in London, it’s about two brown girls from Willesden who dream of being dancers. It is a story of happiness, choices, and friendships.
You can find these books at your local library or feminist bookstore!
What other books should we add to our list?
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