Sup 🙂 Yesterday was Friday again so I finally had some time to write and think about things. I published an article earlier yesterday called “The Chinese Way of Dying” so if you’re interesting, do check it out and leave comments. I started working on a short story that is somewhat gloomy and I hope I can share it very very soon.
BUT, the purpose of this post is to share with you, the new books that arrived from Book Depository!!!! WOOHOO 😀 (took forever am i right?)
As I have mentioned before, I am now taking a course called Other Literatures in English (Introduction to African Literature) taught by my favourite professor. We have totally four course readings and they are all novels. I don’t really know much about African literature (yeah and it has been five weeks haha). All I understand now is that we cannot really define “Africa” “African people” and “African Literature” simply because of the cultural, historical and geographical diversities in the continent of Africa. If we say “African people” or “African culture” or you know, anything African, my professor will literally stand up and point at you and look at you like OH NO YOU DIDN’T!!!!!
Yesh, so, the novels. Here you go, take a look 🙂
These two are The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola and Foe by J.M. Coetzee. I have read ten pages or so of the first book today and so far, it is nice. Last week, I got to finish Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and I really like it. I love how the story shows the comparison between that Niger tribe before and after colonisation and how the protagonist (Okonkwo) dealt with it. I hope the rest of the novels are interesting, too. There is another book that I received last time called The Return of the Water Spirit by Pepetela, which I will have to present on. So wish me luck 🙂
Now I am sitting on my bed, watching Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows Part 2 AND typing my German writing task. 🙂 I hope i can make some progress with my short story later tonight. Just last night, I mentioned on my Facebook that it is ironic how my name here is called Potential Poet in Training but I have not posted any poems lately. I wish to be a poet/writer(i think in general, a writer) but sometimes ideas for poems come and go and I really got inspired to write my current short story. A big shout out to my friend Carmen who probably is the only one who have read all my post.
-Potential Poet in Training