MARCH IS FOR MAWENZI. OUR MONTH OF READING TITLES FROM OUR BELOVED SMALL PUBLISHING HOUSE.
Mawenzi House is a small indie publisher in Toronto, dedicated to bringing diverse and marginalized voices in literature to the world. We have been fortunate enough to work with Mawenzi in reviewing and highlighting the many diverse reads that they publish. So for the month of March, we decided to focus on all the books that we had either been sent or that we purchased from Mawenzi.
The books we read were:
The Somali Camel Boy by Nur Abdi
Beyond Sangre Grande edited by Cyril Dabydeen
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope
The Obeah Man by Ismith Khan
Such A Lonely Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope
Those Who Eat The Cascadura by Sam Selvon
Polychromasia by Mohineet Kaur Boparai
Waiting For The Rain by Lamees Al Ethari
Why Don't You Carve Other Animals by Yvonne Vera
Each book was a unique reading experience and was a reflection of the authors' life exposures, cultural practices and observances. Definitely a diverse cast of characters and situations, as well as scenes that were very familiar and conjured up memories of home.
To learn more about our experience with each book, follow us at Instagram.com/2treads