Belgravia – Review

Belgravia begins in Brussels, 15 June 1815, at a party hosted by the Duchess of Richmond before the famed Battle of Waterloo. With the impending battle, this prestigious ball seems to be just what the young men need to lift their spirits. With so many people of status and position in attendance, why is thatContinue reading “Belgravia – Review”

Roots – Review

“Haley’s monumental achievement helped convince the nation that the black story is the American story. He also made it clear that black humanity is a shining beacon that miraculously endured slavery’s brutal horrors.” – Introduction to Roots from Michael Dyson Where do I start in attempting to convey how this book consumed my mental spaceContinue reading “Roots – Review”

The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -Review

At what point in life do you remember coming to the realization that people are different from you, in particular, when do we start to notice race, eye color, hair texture, we see difference? I might have been in first or second grade (elementary school) when some of my classmates asked me a question aboutContinue reading “The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -Review”

Mini Book Reviews| Learning to See & Unbroken

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America by Elsie Hooper I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (William Morrow) in exchange for an honest review. Prior to reading this book, I had never heard of Dorothea Lange but after finishing, I’m sure IContinue reading “Mini Book Reviews| Learning to See & Unbroken”

Roots by Alex Haley – Week 2

This week’s discussion covers Chapters 21-40. I felt a measure of excitement and nervous anticipation about this phase in Kunta’s life and eagerly looked forward to accompanying him during a pivotal part of his adolescence. “Not a day passed that Kunta and his mates didn’t feel both anxiety and joy at the approach of theContinue reading “Roots by Alex Haley – Week 2”