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PostPosted: 07/28/03 01:24:08 PM 
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Im a book WORM fa sho!!

My reading suggestions!!

All of Donald goines books(My fave "Black Girl Lost")
All or Any of Richard Wrights books
"Black like me"....I forget the author...but its about this white dude who changes his appearence and goes through what its like being a black man...Its a true story.....Sorta reminds me of the movie "Soul man"

(Ofcourse) Pacs book "Holla if you hear me" and "Rose that grew from concrete" are great books.

Im reading a book right now on how greek mythology stole from Egyptian scholars...(This is deep) And parallels how Christopher columbus stole from Native americans......and how White america steals Black culture to profit from it....

DOnt count the numbers of muslim and Islamic books I read!!
(NO I'm not muslim...but I think you can learn from anything)

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"killing rage - ending racism" by bell hooks

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PostPosted: 08/05/03 01:40:29 PM 
i'm reading shrub: the short but happy political life of george w bush by molly ivins. it was written in 2000, before bush became president.


best passage so far:

bush has spoken in several published interviews of his intense dislike for "intellectual snobs" and the "guilt" he thinks many of his college classmates felt over vietnam or race or their own privileged position in life. in may 1994, he told the texas monthly, " what angered me was the way such people at yale felt so intellectually superior and so righteous. they thought they had all the answers. they thought they could create a government that could solve all our problems for us. these are the ones who felt so guilty that they had been given so many blessings in life--like an andover or yale education--that they felt they should overcompensate by trying to give everyone else in life the same thing."


well said, dipshit.


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1987 by George Orwell is good especially if you have watched Big Brother
Brave New World by Audlous Huxley is a good book of the same sort of nature.

I highly recommend both.


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PostPosted: 08/09/03 06:49:13 PM 
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Honestly...

thanks to everyone who reccomended The ALchemist... i really liked it. i highly reccomend reading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse to anyone who like The Alchemist.

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read the dormant beast by Enki Bilal, who is probably my favorite comic book artist right now. Pretty amazing stuff

if anybody collects comics it's HIGHLY recommended. IT tells the story of a man born in Yugoslavia in the future who has total recall memory. He remembers everything in his life except for the first 18 days which caused his parents to die and leave him as an orphan in war town Sarajevo.

pretty flawless art and story imo


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one of my favorite books to read is:

Our Kind of People by Lawrence Otis Graham - this book pissed off tons of people. it's great!

And, of course, some Sci/Fi Fantasy books:

In Legend Born and part one of the the sequel, In Fire Forged, called The White Dragon by Laura Resnick

If you don't like sci/fi fantasy, you'll absolutely LOVE these two.


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wexelford wrote:
one of my favorite books to read is:

Our Kind of People by Lawrence Otis Graham - this book pissed off tons of people. it's great!


i know that's right. some people who i used to run into a lot at Republic Gardens in DC were furious with this book. i wonder if mr. graham had a falling out with some of his jack and jill buddies?


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Umm some of my favs are:

I, Che Guevara by John Blackthorn
The Diamond Sutra (Buddist Guide to teh Path of Wisdom)
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Everybody Smokes in Hell by John Ridley
and so many more.. .I seriously would have to put like 3/4 of my personal library up here, and I'm sure no one wants that...
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i think the people who were most angry with him were upper-middle- and upper-class blacks who were unaware of programs like jack and jill, girlfriends, links, boule, etc. they felt left out, and of course, for black folks that means anger. :lol: i loved it, though.. i live by this book.


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very good indeed. I recommend it.

Any thoughts on this??

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I'm not sure if anybody's mentioned it, but "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a good one. It's just an ill story about a magical village in Latin America, and it's very well-written. Somebody once told me it was the best book ever written (I don't know if I'd go that far though).

It's probably the most famous Spanish book in the world (next to "Don Quixote" maybe).

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Honestly...

is anybody interested in doing a book exchange? completely honor code system (aka you return the book plus s&h) i've got millions of books that i'd love to reccomend and lend. i'm particulary interested in reading the life of pi, 1987 as well as pretty much anything else anyone wants to reccomend. PM or Post a reply...

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helps me sleep but sometimes when i read i get fucked up dreams

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I can recommend Kurt Vonnegut... Any of his short stories.

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I can recommend Kurt Vonnegut... Any of his short stories.

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Cat's Cradle is dope as fuck...also...

Rum Diary- Hunter S Thompson...This is one of my favorite books ever..it's hilarious

I have so many more this should be a whole forum....

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ames346 wrote:
the doors of perception by aldous huxley

and

the Qur'an


That is no easy read!


Fools Die - Mario Puzo
Royal Flush - Linda La plant

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stolen legacy- george james
making of the whiteman- paul lawrence guthrie
morals and dogma- manley p. hall
the bible
the isis papers- frances cress

just read a lot

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Image by randall kennedy, harvard law professor

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Image by dick gregory.

both books supplement each other....great reads...


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yeah, i'm gonna have to pick those two up.

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