I need recommendations for some East African authors.
If you are a regular reader of this blog you know I love love romance novels and in particular American romance stuff. I devour the stuff with no shame . I also read a lot of general fiction of which I am just getting back into. Few weeks ago I decided to look through the English books section at the central library and was pleasantly surprised to find a reasonable collection.
Anyway, reason I want some recommendations is because I am in the process of creating a wish list for myself at Amazon and would like to add some more African fiction to my collection.
here’s what you should keep in mind prior to recommending. I do not do, colonial or post colonial stories.. ala Ngugi wa Thiongo. I just don’t. I have no interest at all in that time period. I am more interested in current stuff, more like the short stories in the Kwani series.. but novel of lenght .
About a year ago, Midnighttraintojoburg (hey girl!!) recommended authors one whom I throughly enjoyed, Buchi Ementeta and the South African girl.. (her book in on my wish list)
So go ahead a hit me with some recommendations.
Here’s a list of what I have read in the past three weeks
“An interuption of Everything” – Terry Mcmillan (America general fiction)
“The Devil and Miss Prym” – Paulo Cuehlo (Brazilian general fiction). Got him at the library and they have a number of them so going to knock my self out. Also saw “The No. 1 Detective” series books by that British author. I have only read one of them, intend to read all of them ever since I heard that the series with Jill Scott in the lead has been a big hit.
Dark Dagger Brotherhood series (5 of them) – JR Ward (America paranormal romance fiction) This is a re-read. Read all the books last year.
“Mercury’s War” – Lora Leigh (American paranormal romance fiction)
A book by Nora Roberts.. actually it was like 3 of them..(instantly forgettable) but entertaining romance
Prior to that I was into self help stuff where I read or tried to read “The Road less travelled” by M. Scott Peck. While on that wave I also read and finished “They Fuck you up” by James Oliver and “Family First” by Dr. Phil…… eh.. you can tell I was going through some things. James Oliver’s book was very interesting and had some interesting points.
Don’t know about you guys but I have a hard time reading British prose and that’s not to say I never read British authors. I will but only if I can get it free or really cheap.
Oh and for all you “House” fans, wasn’t the opening of season 6 or is it 5 just fantabulous.
This post is inspired by the BBC list of great hundred books of which they say most people have only read 6 at most. I had done 20. I know someone who has done like 40 . I think the list was crap. Who likes Charles Dickens etc. I only read those classics because I did literature until Uni and only for my first year at Uni there after I dropped it like hot potatoe cause I just did not click how the lecturer was deciphering plots and stuff. I would be like “where the hell did you get that from… I didn’t get that vibe at all”
Here’s the BBC list
so how many did you do???