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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.)


  1. Rochelle Spencer - August 24, 2009 12:28 pm

    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. Tara - August 24, 2009 12:37 pm

    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. Mario - August 24, 2009 12:41 pm

    The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto

  4. Jarrett - August 24, 2009 12:52 pm

    Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini

  5. james - August 24, 2009 1:13 pm

    du fu: a life in poetry, edited by david young

    jules verne 20000 leagues under the sea, the naval press edition

  6. liz caponi - August 24, 2009 1:15 pm

    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!

  7. Tina Kubala - August 24, 2009 3:00 pm

    What? No novels? I’m reading The Shipping News. Just finished The Kite Runner. Not sure what’s on deck.

  8. MLL - August 25, 2009 12:48 am

    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

  9. Glenn E. Porter - August 25, 2009 10:01 am

    Letters to a Young Brother by Hill Harper

  10. zak - August 25, 2009 1:25 pm

    Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry

  11. Mrs. Rivers - August 26, 2009 1:09 am

    The Mystical Journey from Jesus to Christ – Dr. Muata Ashby
    Stolen Legacy – Dr. Asa Hilliard

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