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Monthly book nominations > July: Nominate a Classic

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message 1: by Londa (last edited May 04, 2014 07:21PM) (new)

Londa (londalocs) | 1526 comments Time to nominate a classic for July!

Nominate any classic with AA, African continent, or African diaspora themes written before 1984.

One nomination per member please.

This thread will close on May 16th!

message 2: by Londa (new)

Londa (londalocs) | 1526 comments I nominate

The Living is Easy by Dorothy West
The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

The Living Is Easy. Featuring an ironic sense of humor unique to West's style, the story chronicles the life of a young southern girl in pursuit of the upper class lifestyle

message 3: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 1078 comments I second The Living is Easybecause:
- love the Harlem Renaissance writers
- this book is sitting on my shelf unread :)

message 4: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
Cry, the Beloved Country (although I secretly want Londa's book to win hehe!!)

message 5: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun

Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

message 6: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
I would love to read a raisin in the Sun. I second that.

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Londa (londalocs) | 1526 comments Please Go Vote! Last day for voting: May 30th

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