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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Almonds, Book Links and A Story for Haiti

Got Almonds?


Almond Eyes


Other Fiction Related Links:

On Cultural Appropriation - Mostly romance genre, YA gets nod.
Reading in Colour - Quotes Peggy Mackintosh's essay and an epic POC books reclist (okay, so it's mostly African authors and veryyyyyy little of other POC authors, but what I like about this list is that she gives recs for ALL genres and even non-fiction. That's not something I see everyday.)

And also, there's an excellent fundraising effort out there called A Story for Haiti wherein authors put up stories for free and you donate whatever you think the story you read/liked was worth to help with the Haitian earthquake.

I've skimmed through a large part of them and here are some of the ones I liked:

The Effluent Engine by N. K. Jemisin
Rocket Kumar by Samit Basu
What You Don't Know Can Still Hurt You by Aditya Bidikar
In the Halls of the Sky-Palace by Nancy Fulda

Most of the stories are written in English, but there's also some stories written in Portuguese as well.

Please do consider donating when you read a story you liked.


Jenny said...

*cracks up* The almond eyes thing is too funny! (And has made me hungry for Cadbury chocolate with almonds in.)

Eva said...

I did feel bad that my list was over half African authors (I just counted, though, and 16 out of 36 aren't African, so that's more than I thought!). :/ This year, I'm focusing on making sure my American selections are even more diverse. I think it's because I read quite a bit of East Asian authors but that's no excuse.

Ok, end of apologetic ramble, lol. But thanks for linking to me! I'm off to check out your blog-it's new to me. :)

Eva said...

Oh! And I forgot to say that almond eyes post is hilarious.

Michelle (su[shu]) said...

I super likes the almond eyes page you linked to. =)