Hi! It’s been a while since y’all have heard from me here and I’m excited to be back for our July pick, Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston. I read this in November of 2018, so instead of providing a review (because, let’s be honest, it’s been TOO long since I read it for me to remember anything that the other lovely Bookly ladies haven’t already covered), I thought I’d round up some further reading and reviews for you to check out! (Tip: If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend listening to it.) Alright, check out the links below to learn more about this incredible book.
This blog post from The Stacks (we highly suggest subscribing to their podcast!).
Goodreads reviews from Never Without a Book, Renee at Black Girl Magic, and Reggie.
These video reviews are the perfect way to feel like you’re part of a book club: Brown Girl Reading and Left On Read.
These podcast episodes from the New York Public Library, NPR, and 1A.
Instagram posts from @bookofrachael, @booksbythecup, @booksnailmail, and @kenyanbibliophile.
And finally, these articles from The Atlantic and The New Yorker.
If you’re looking for some books that complement Barracoon, pick up…
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Stamped From the Beginning Ibram X. Kendi.