Friday, January 25, 2008

Read A Book...Or Two...Or Three



5 comments:

Mes Deux Cents January 25, 2008 at 9:01 AM  

Hi Professor Tracey,

Have you read Push by Sapphire?

SheCodes January 25, 2008 at 5:49 PM  

Hey somebody just referred to 'Push' in a conversation last week. Maybe the universe is telling me to read it.

Professor Tracey January 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM  

MDC - I have read Push and I have taught it to college students. It's a tough, but fruitful read.

SheCodes - You should read it, but fair warning it's hard on the emotions.

We need to start a reading circle online.

tasha212 January 25, 2008 at 6:27 PM  

Professor Tracey,

I read Makes Me Wanna Holler when it first came out in '95. The thing that I remember most about it was Nathan McCall discussing him and his friends running trains on girls when they were teenagers. I also remember it as a story of redemption.

BTW, I listened to the podcast last night and appreciated ur comments with regards to a call for justice for men who commit atrocious crimes against black women and girls. I still feel that in rare cases u can protect urself by using a little common sense, but there is never an excuse for rape regardless of whether the girl used good judgment or not. As black people, I think we need to start viewing certain types of crimes as reprehesible and throwing people out when they commit them. Until that happens none of us will be safe.

Tasha

jjbrock January 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM  

I read this book when it first came out but can't remember what it was about.

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