Anti-oppressive booklist


I have attempted several times to start a an anti-oppression, post-colonial book club. Due to lack of dedication, time and my refusal to read anything that doesn’t interest me, this has invariably failed. This is my attempt to put to the ether some of the titles that I find the most interesting, they can be added to and edited as seen fit. The criteria are as follows: work of fiction, by a woman of colour or in which the main protagonist is a women of colour, dealing with anti-oppression, anti-racism or postcolonialism. Here goes, in no particular order:

The God of Small Things- Arundhati Roy

Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel

Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston

White Teeth- Zadie Smith

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem- Maryse Conde

The Book of Negroes- Lawrence Hill

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents- Julia Alvarez

So Long A Letter- Mariama Ba

House of the Spirits- Isabel Allende

The Joy Luck Club- Amy Tan

Wide Sargasso Sea- Jean Rhys

Purple  Hibiscus-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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