You may remember me raving about Miles:The Autobiography. Well I’ve been a hardcore fan since finishing the book. So I had to tell everybody once I found out that Don Cheadle has launched a crowdsource campaign to bring Miles’ story to the big screen! I found out about this several weeks ago and I’m still excited. To learn about the project and donate to the campaign, visit the Indiegogo page.
When I learned that my dearest Edwidge Danticat was on board to have one of her short stories turned into a film, my heart begin to sing. And then, I felt like I had lost something when I received an email stating that the project had not reached its funding goals. I’m not sure how well it was publicized considering the only place that I saw it was on Edwidge’s Facebook page. But fortunately, the director of the project is not giving up yet! You can find out more information on the project and where to donate by visiting the Kickstarter page.
|Danticat and the film director|
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Today is the day; Forty Acres has been released! I received an advance reader copy of the book courtesy of the publisher and I’ve been recommending it since I finished reading it. I enjoyed the book but I think it’s worth recommending because it is a book that you will want to talk to people about, whether you like it or not. If you missed the review, you can find it here.
The New York Times posted an interesting article, New Wave of African Writers With an Internationalist Bent. They mention several authors that have been covered right here on Reading Has Purpose: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, Aminatta Forna, Chinua Achebe, and Marita Golden. Reviews and author events for each of these authors can be found under the Reading Has Purpose "Bookish Life" or “Book By Author” tabs. So please do share blog posts that you like and keep coming back because this is where you can find the good stuff!!!!