d05c1ded03bba8652a2e03b4d07dbb83What I’m reading, and my musings on it. It’s a priority of mine to read authors and literature outside the U.S. and English speaking world as much as possible. And instead of offering inscrutable academic reviews (you can find those elsewhere), I’ll share what I found exciting about the stories, their style, voices, and the choices of the authors. Following Brittle Paper founder Ainehi Edoro, it’s important to me that readers fall in love with stories themselves, like I do, rather than the social or political issues, or even the countries, they address. Recommendations are always welcome–hit me up in the comments below!

Water: New Short Fiction From Africa, Ed. Nick Mulgrew and Karina Szczurek
Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue
The Queue, Basma Abdel Aziz
The Woman Next Door, Yewande Omotoso
Wulf, Hamish Clayton
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi