I like asking people what they are reading. Occasionally, it uncovers stories of presentations, conferences, or where a rare gem of a book was found. And other times, I like judging people by the books they are reading. Mostly, I am always eager to discover new articles, words, books, poems and schizoid pastiches that turn my world upside down with the way they are woven into one another.
My cousin says I should keep track of what I read. Here’s to 2012, the year I wrote down what I read.
Alexander and Mohanty. Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures. Routledge, 1997.
Galeano, Eduardo. Mirrors. Portobello Books, 2009.
Roy, Arundhati. Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy. Penguin, 2009.
Aravamudan, Gita. Unbound, Indian Women @ Work. Penguin, 2010.
Dyrness, Andrea. Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education. University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Darling-Hammond, Linda. The Right to Learn: Blueprint for Creating Schools that Work. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997.
Koetzsch, Ronald E. The Parents’ Guide to Alternatives in Education. Shambhala, 1997.
Patel, Raj. The Value of Nothing: How to reshape market society and redefine democracy. Picador, 2009.
Boggs, Grace Lee. The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism in the Twenty-First Century. University of California Press, 2011.
hooks, bell. Communion: The Female Search for Love. HarperCollins, 2002.
Zaatari, Zeina. Telling our Stories, Women’s Voices from the Middle East and North Africa. Global Fund for Women, 2011.
Cleave, Chris. Little Bee. Simon & Shuster, 2010.
Brown, Brene. I thought it was Just Me. Penguin Books, 2007.
Nagar, Richa and Sangtin Wrriters. Playing with Fire: Feminist Thought and Activism through Seven Lives in India. University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
Banerjee, Neelanjana; Summi Kaipa and Pireeni Sundaralingam Eds. Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. University of Arkansas Press, 2010.