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‘I think now it was the shock of liberation that drew my thoughts to what free could possibly mean to women. In the eighties, the debate was still rolling: equal pay, equal treatment, access to professions, schools and choice without stigma. To marry or not. To have children or not. Inevitably these thoughts led me to the different history of black women in this country - a history in which marriage was discouraged, impossible, or illegal; in which birthing children was required, but ‘having’ them, being responsible for them being, in other words, their parent was as out of the question as freedom. Assertions of parenthood under conditions peculiar to the logic of institutional enslavement were criminal.’ • Race by Toni Morrison is made up of sections from her books Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye and Beloved as well as a small essay at the end. She writes with such feeling and emotion that even in the few pages you spend with each character you become fully invested in what is happening in their lives. From these three, Beloved is the one that really touched me and I will definitely be looking out for that one to read at a later date. This is the perfect book to give you a taster for Morrison if you haven’t yet read her work {like in my case} and to get you thinking about how race and gender is still as emotive a subject as ever before. #tonimorrison #race #readwomen

Friday.... Scrolling through my feed this morning I saw many lovely posts featuring Murakami celebrating his birthday. Murakami is an author I hope to read this year. Have heard nothing but good things about his writing. Have you read any of his work? Or do you plan to read his work this year? __ ____ #harukimurakami #murakami #vintageminis #books #bookish #bookstagram #bookporn #bookdragon #met_createchange #vscoreads #vscobooks #booktography #bookphotography #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #penguinbooks #readersofinstagram #bookstagrammer #booklover #bookworm #bookoftheday #goodreads #biblio #bibliophile #igreads #instareads #bookishfeature #bookfeatured #bookfeaturepage #bookstagramfeature

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