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I've read the majority of bell hooks' books. Ain't I A Woman?, Breaking Bread, We Real Cool, and Reel to Real are some of my favourites of hers.
Race Matters and Democracy Matters by Cornel West are entertaining and fantastically written reads.
The New Jim Crow by the beautiful Michelle Alexander is a personal favourite of mine, and while I knew the majority of the information before I picked up the book, i still found it quite insightful and very well put together, a must read.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable are both fantastic as well, and give distinctly different viewpoints, even while focusing on the same figure.
Wretched of the Earth, Toward African Colonialism, Black Skin White Masks, and A Dying Colonialism by Franz Fanon have all been in my collection since Freshmen year of high school and honestly they changed my life, absolutely fantastic.
Mahogany by Edward/Edouard Glissant is fantastic if you can find a translated version
Revolutionary Suicide and Huey Newton's dissertation are also incredibly important works.
I do enjoy Chimamanda Adiche's books Purple Hibiscus and Americanah, though the latter book suffers from an immense amount of writer's bias even as clearly as it is written.
And damn near anything by Walter Dean Myers and Mildred D. Taylor.

Outside of Black authors, most of Marx's work, The Conquest of Bread, Fields Factories and Workshops, by Kropotkin, The Fortune of Africa by Martin Meredith, Deleuze and Guttari's Capitalism and Schizophrenia, A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power, and a select few others have really impacted me.
 

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Finished Fanon's book. Feel like the end was disappointing to I agree with the conclusion.
I'm reading a book on psychoanalysis at the moment because I've always been interested in Freud and Lacan's work.
Deleuze, Foucault and Stiegler all go great with Freud and Lacan, especially since's Freud's work is so BS its almost philosophy :heh:
 

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It's Just Nature!

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Over the past monh i read infinite jest, master and margarita, book for disquiet and imma start melmoth the wanderer soon
 

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Just picked up Freakonomics by. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Mugabe by. Martin Meredith, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by. Junot Diaz, Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader which has some fantastic passages in it, and Apartheid: 1948-1994 by. Saul Dubow.
The latter two are for my class, but I definitely recommend everyone pick them up.
 

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Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader
I see the paperback is inexpensive:ehh:

Thanks for the recommendation I'll order it tonight
 

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I've read the majority of bell hooks' books. Ain't I A Woman?, Breaking Bread, We Real Cool, and Reel to Real are some of my favourites of hers.
Race Matters and Democracy Matters by Cornel West are entertaining and fantastically written reads.
The New Jim Crow by the beautiful Michelle Alexander is a personal favourite of mine, and while I knew the majority of the information before I picked up the book, i still found it quite insightful and very well put together, a must read.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable are both fantastic as well, and give distinctly different viewpoints, even while focusing on the same figure.
Wretched of the Earth, Toward African Colonialism, Black Skin White Masks, and A Dying Colonialism by Franz Fanon have all been in my collection since Freshmen year of high school and honestly they changed my life, absolutely fantastic.
Mahogany by Edward/Edouard Glissant is fantastic if you can find a translated version
Revolutionary Suicide and Huey Newton's dissertation are also incredibly important works.
I do enjoy Chimamanda Adiche's books Purple Hibiscus and Americanah, though the latter book suffers from an immense amount of writer's bias even as clearly as it is written.
And damn near anything by Walter Dean Myers and Mildred D. Taylor.

Outside of Black authors, most of Marx's work, The Conquest of Bread, Fields Factories and Workshops, by Kropotkin, The Fortune of Africa by Martin Meredith, Deleuze and Guttari's Capitalism and Schizophrenia, A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power, and a select few others have really impacted me.
Aren't you around the same age as me? :wtf: how have you had the time to read all of this? :dwillhuh:
 

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Aren't you around the same age as me? :wtf: how have you had the time to read all of this? :dwillhuh:
I'm an avid reader, I try to get through at least a book a month, and in the summers (before this last one) it was around a book a week.
During the school year I usually completely read through the assigned book/textbook (always things that are skipped over that may help later on).
Kroptkin, Tolstoy, Marx, Meredith and Zinn usually take more time, Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess took me well over a month :heh:

Until this school year I had what was essentially a 3-hour a day commute by train and bus to my school, and during high school it was around 1.5-2 hours.
That gives you a lot of time to read and listen to music. :whew:
 

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I'm an avid reader, I try to get through at least a book a month, and in the summers (before this last one) it was around a book a week.
During the school year I usually completely read through the assigned book/textbook (always things that are skipped over that may help later on).
Kroptkin, Tolstoy, Marx, Meredith and Zinn usually take more time, Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess took me well over a month :heh:

Until this school year I had what was essentially a 3-hour a day commute by train and bus to my school, and during high school it was around 1.5-2 hours.
That gives you a lot of time to read and listen to music. :whew:
Is that commute length one way or total? :wtf: :wow:

Do you live a rural area or is it just the institutions you chose to go to are in another region?
 

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Is that commute length one way or total? :wtf: :wow:

Do you live a rural area or is it just the institutions you chose to go to are in another region?
Total :whew:
And I live on the exact opposite side of my city from my university, and I didn't have the money for a car :wow:
It was a bus ride, and then two separate train rides there, though I could alternate with two buses and a train at my own convenience :mjcry:
I was determined to go to that school and graduate debt free, should have just taken out the loan and lived on campus :wow:
Getting out of our Black Student Union meetings at 10 and taking that ride home :wow:
 

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whats that book about breh?

"Between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the end of World War I in 1918, African Americans experienced their nadir. The Betrayal of the Negro (originally published as The Negro in American Life and Thought: The Nadir, 1877–1901 and subsequently expanded) is the only full-scale account to document with encyclopedic research this neglected phase in American history. The author examines every aspect of our country's post-Reconstruction retreat from equality: the economic factors, the Supreme Court decisions, Booker T. Washington and his "Era of Compromise," and, in a unique and disturbing survey, the racist caricatures that dominated the most liberal newspapers and magazines of the day. Dispassionate and insightful, Logan unfolds a narrative of national betrayal as harrowing as it is heartbreaking."

Give me 3 or 4 days and I'll tell you if it's worth a buy
 
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