WOMEN AUTHORS SPOLIGHT: Jane Austen

It’s the last day of March and the ending to the Women Authors Spotlight series for now. My full line up was  Chimamanda Adichie, Toni Morrison, Monica Ali and I’m ending with,  what I liked to call, a throwback author. I had to include her because if you haven’t read Jane Austen, you’ve been living under a rock. Her most notably novels: Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park, just to name a few. I thought it interesting her name wasn’t well-known until after death since most of her novels were published anonymously. In addition, her novels didn’t conform to what was considered popular in her era, which I appreciate. I love when writers create their own rules and it works.

I appreciate her style of writing known for her satirical commentary. Many literary quotes derived from her works. Though, I haven’t read all of her novels my two favorites thus far are Pride and Prejudice and Emma. What are some of your favorites from Jane Austen? Who are some of your favorite women authors? Did you enjoy the series?

 

Living in the Moment,

Ebby ♥

Previous Women Author Spotlights

Monica Ali

Toni Morrison

Chimamanda Adichie


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April: Writer’s month.

Women Authors Spotlight: Chimamanda Adichie

Americanah

 

If you haven’t noticed by now, March is Women’s Month. Yay! #Girlpower I’m highlighting a few of my favorite female authors over the remaining weeks. This week, I will begin with Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie.

I first stumbled upon this incredible author (I may lose some writer credibility admitting this) in Beyonce’s song, “Flawless.” In the song, there is  an excerpt of Adichie’s speech, “Why Everyone Should be a Feminist.” The words moved me, so much so, that I looked her up. The first book I read was, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” a love story surrounding the short lived nation of Biafran. I watched the movie too. The next book, my current read, is “Americanah.” This woman has a way with words, and a unique way of storytelling that I absolutely love. Plus, I appreciate an author, who knows how to create realistically flawed characters. I heard there is a movie in the works for this one too, and I can’t wait! If you haven’t checked her out yet, I suggest beginning with “Americanah.”

Are you familiar with this amazing woman’s work? Any suggestions on my next read from her?

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Ebby ♥


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