Through Their Eyes
My home library includes a number of books by writers of color. I’ve collected them over the years because these are among the writers I love best; and also because their world view, experience and expression resonates most closely with my own.
I have gathered a selection of these and photographed them (in somewhat unruly stacks — click to enlarge the photos) so you can see them too. Because these are photos of books, and books are physical objects that are relatively unyielding in their shape and size, there were only so many I could include in any one photo. So, this is a collection of photos of a curated selection of books from my personal library. Please note that this is a selection, idiosyncratic and eclectic and by no means comprehensive.
Because shipping overseas can be an unreliable nightmare (we’ve tried; we know!) and often costs more than the book being shipped, this offer is for electronic copies only. Much as we loathe Amazon’s predatory business practices and avoid them unless there’s no other alternative available, their Kindle store carries more titles than any other in which e-books are available. So, we’ll send you a Kindle version of the book. You can read it on most e-readers, computers, and tablets using the Kindle app. This means we will need your email address — so if you win, Mandy knows where to send you your e-book.
This also means that we can only send e-books to countries where your chosen e-book is available through Amazon.
My not-so-secret hope is that you’ll fall in love with the book you’ve chosen and will follow your curiosity to discover and read widely in the rich vein of world literature. I also hope you’ll share what you learn from these and other books and the other resources mentioned here, as well as seek out ones that are local to your community. A reader’s mind is a beautiful thing: curious, eager to learn, drunk on story, delighted to burrow into diverse worlds, both real and imaginary.
35 winners will be selected by random draw on June 15th, 2020. A kindle copy of your chosen book will be emailed to you directly via Amazon. We will also reach out directly to ensure you’ve received your gift from [email protected], so keep an eye out for that!
To enter the ebook giveaway, please enter your email address below. You will be redirected to a Thank You page to ensure your entry has been counted.