New Treasure: Spotlight on Kinna Reads

The first week of the month (or there abouts), I’ll suggest a new blogger to each of you, with brief thoughts on why I’m enjoying their blog.

This month, I’ve decided to spotlight Kinna Reads, whose blog I recently discovered when I started myAfrican Autumn project. Kinna lives and blogs in Ghana. She writes about women’s literature, African literature, and world literature in general. On top of that, she loves poetry and is currently reading through the romantics. I always need more poetry in my reading, and it seems it is not often that bloggers read poetry, so I appreciate the reminder to read more of it.

Kinna also writes wonderfully about the books she’s reading. For example, her recent post on The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin captured what she liked, what she didn’t like, and the issues in the novel. I like how she doesn’t just summarize the books but writes how they affect her personally. It’s very well done.

She’s at the Ghana Book Festival this week, and I look forward to reading more about her reads in the future! If you want to learn more about African and world lit, Kinna Reads is a great blog to read.

About the author 

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. Really, Rebecca, you can’t see my face. But I’m grinning from ear to ear! Thank you so much for the very kind words and for your appreciation of my blog. I feel the same about yours. I’m still at the Book Fair. I can’t wait to resume blogging. Again, thank you 🙂

  2. I love Kinna’s blog, and I love this feature! It’s like getting a book recommendation, but for my Google reader 🙂

  3. I love this idea!

    Kinna is an excellent blogger.

    Reading how a work personally affects the reader: yes, far more potential for depth there, than in reading only their reproduction/summary of the plot.

    Thanks for sharing this, Rebecca. 🙂

    1. Jillian, isn’t that the wonderful side of blogging? I love hearing how books affect everyone around the globe in a personal way. Yeay for books!

  4. I also follow Kinna and agree with you completely-I read poetry but I find it hard to blog about-in terms of African Literature-one could place to explore is the web page for the Caine Prize for African Literature-from there you can read the best of short stories by writers from Africa (it is the most prestigious price for literature from the continent-I have blogged on the winners for 2009 and 2008 and the four short listed runner ups for 2009-all are for sure worth reading and the 2009 winner is a great story-

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