This year Winter Read Progress is not what I should be proud of. Even though, I did not publicly set myself any reading challenge, I need to keep the ball rolling. I merely read six novels compared to the ten I read this time last year. 2013 Winter Read Progress. I wish it could have been better. As an avid reader, nevertheless, in my defence, I must confess that I have literally been too busy with a lot going on in my personal life that deterred me from reading as much as I would have loved to. All the same, for the time being, I have read more than a 1500 pages. Which, in my opinion is not bad at all.
I also read up to page 287 of "Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote" by Ahmadou Kourouma, which I couldn't finish because I felt totally detached from the story. There is a lot going on in it and all at the same time, and the writing style is not what I would call superb. Perhaps, it is just me not the novel, though I am reading a translated version. I might as well get back to it when I gather enough strength. Have you read it? If so, what was your impression?
Where did I visit and read? Actually, I did not travel much this winter, I only visited Andorra and just skied and rested and skied. Nothing else.
Furthermore, with regards to my WRP, I read a little bit across the continent; Cameroon, Nigeria, Maurtius, Zimbabwe (twice) and Côte d'Ivoire. Of which, two were African Writers Series, a Commonwealth Writer Prize Winner and lastly a 2013 Man Booker Prize Nominee and 2013 winner of Etisalat Prize for Literature.
Below are links to the books' review
- Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono
- A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
- The Rape of Sita by Lindsey Collen
- The Hangman's Replacement by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
- We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo
- Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma (I did not finish)
What about you? How was your reading experience in the last trimestre, I hope it was better than mine. I look forward to hearing from you.
Read African Literature.