Whatcha Readin’?



Here are some books that I’ve been (re)reading recently:

Ethnicity Inc. by John L. and Jean Comaroff

The Real Hiphop: Battling for Knowledge, Power, and Respect in the LA Underground by Marcyliena Morgan

Righteous Dopefiend by Philip Bourgois

Bookmarks: Reading in Black and White by Karla F.C. Holloway 

We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by bell hooks 

The Making of Literate Societies by David R. Olson & Nancy Torrance (eds.)

11 thoughts on “Whatcha Readin’?

  1. Ok–you’re reading A LOT more nonfiction than I am. I just finished Asali Solomon’s wonderful short story collection Get Down, and now I’m reading Victor LaValle’s Big Machine, Colson Whitehead’s Sag Harbor, and Melville’s Moby Dick…It’s taking me a while to get through the LaValle & Whitehead b/c I admire them so much as writers that I keep re-reading sentences/passages that strike me as particularly interesting or inspired…For the opposite reason, it’s taking me FOREVER to get through Melville. I know it’s a classic, but I don’t understand the constant divergences and what they add to the story?????

  2. I haven’t had my nose in a book in about two weeks. Most of my reading is online via blogs (and admittedly, Twitter).

    BUT! I will be checking out Andrea Baptiste Schlesinger’s The Death of Why: The Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy this weekend.

    The Real HipHop sounds interesting. To that point, have you seen This Is The Life documentary about South Central LA’s underground hip-hop scene? Good stuff.

  3. Thomas a Kempis’ “Of the Imitation of Christ” I keep trying. And my guitar effects processor handbook–keep trying w that too. BTW Good luck on the physical and spiritual cleansing! Hope it doesn’t mean you’ve sworn off Red Eye!

  4. SUM – Forty Tales from the Afterlives – David Eagleman

    Just ordered – awaiting shipment:
    1. Body, Self and Soul – Dr’s Rosenberg & Rand
    2. Never Satisfied – Baisden – thx to DC

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