Welcome to . . . Read With Us Discussion Day

Bonny and Carole and I are posting discussion question(s) today for our latest RWU book . . . How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair. Join the discussion by commenting on our blogs.  I’ll be answering your posts within the comment section for this discussion — and you can comment on other people’s comments, as well. Y’know . . . like in a real book group.

Let’s begin!

First . . . I’d really like to know what you thought of the book. What did you like best – or least – about How to Say BabylonDo you enjoy reading memoirs?

Second . . . What was your understanding of Rastafarian culture and religion before reading How to Say Babylon? After?

Third . . .  When I read How to Say Babylon, I was struck by the power and influence of poetry in Safiya’s life. Safiya’s childhood was clearly marked by the distinct, sharp boundaries established by her father . . . until her mother introduced her to poetry. That sharp contrast – between the strict binary of her day-to-day life and the softness of poetry – was certainly one of Safiya’s saving graces. What else helped her break free of life as a Rastafarian woman?

I can’t wait to hear what you think!


Don’t forget: We’ll be discussing the book on Zoom tonight – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. There’s still time for you to join us! Just let me know of your interest either with a comment or by sending me an email (see sidebar, above) — and I’ll send a Zoom invitation.

PS – If you are planning to join us on the Zoom, but haven’t received an invitation from me (I sent them late Monday afternoon), please let me know so I can get the Zoom link to you today.