BOOK BLOG POSTS:
– Review: ‘The Royal Abduls’ by Ramiza Shamoun Koya (February 17th, 2020)
– 3 South Asian Protagonists with Transformative Journeys (January 30th, 2020)
– 9 Wondrous Novels by South Asian Writers (September 28th, 2019)
I am so excited to be hosting the South-Asian Reading Challenge 2020 along with a wonderful team of South-Asian content creators, book-bloggers, and booktubers!
When I saw Fannatality’s announcement of SARC 2020, I thought it was a brilliant way to encourage people to read more South-Asian books in 2020, regardless if you’re South-Asian-identifying or not. Within the last 3 years, I’ve seen so many more South-Asian books on GoodReads and at my local bookstores. Representation is so meaningful; I remember the first time I read The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri when I was younger and how these books shaped my experience as a reader and writer. I saw the food I eat, the family dynamics, the complexity of existence, and elements of my culture captured on the page.
I’m looking forward to writing more posts about South-Asian books I’ve read and creating more content about South-Asian representation, particularly about the 1947 Partition and contemporary fiction related to Partition. My resolution is to read more books that aren’t within the canon of what we know to be well-known South-Asian books. There’s so much to learn and grow from, and I’m excited for our 2020 book journeys.
Want to get started right away? Read my post on 9 Wondrous Books by South Asian Writers to get some inspiration! -S.A.
MY GOAL: read 20 South-Asian novels in 2020!
BANNER CREATED BY FANNATALITY FOR SARC 2020