Update: Summer Reading

So, the library STILL doesn’t have a copy of “Ghana Must Go.” It’s the second book on my summer reading list. It must be damned good, for folk to keep it wayyy past due date 😉 I am going to have to skip ahead to the next book “All Decent Animals,” by Oonya Kempadoo. If folks have already started “Ghana…” that’s okay.  As long as we are reading! I hope to post a review of “Sister Citizen” soon. Whew! So many books, so little time 🙂

 

 

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HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

I would strongly recommend folks read the book first. “Half of a Yellow Sun” was written by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  I hope the new film does the book justice. It’s a complex tale of twin sisters, who choose very different paths, during the Nigerian-Biafran War.

The movie features Anika Noni Rose, who I have a girl crush on 🙂 She is such an underrated actress.  She also rarely gets props for being Disney’s first Black Princess:

I bet she will be amazing in this film:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Featurette

Some folks think Civil Rights Movement movies are passé. Personally, I don’t think these stories get told enough. And with the recent attack on the Voting Right Act (a hard-won battle of the CRM), are we really that far removed from those oppressive times? In celebration of the  50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement, Hallmark Channel will present “The Watsons Go To Birmingham,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Since it’s the Hallmark channel, expect the movie to be a bit sensitized. But it’s still an important watch, none the less…