Sunday, December 20, 2009

2010 Black Classics Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Lhea from The Black Bookshelf is hosting the Black Classics Reading Challenge. She writes:
2010 will be the first year for The Black Classics Challenge. The purpose of this reading challenge is to encourage people of all ages to read great, pre-modern literature that is not regularly promoted in the Western canon.

Most of the authors that I recommend will be of African decent, but readers are encouraged to read classic non-western authors of other ethnicities.
Challenge Rules:
1. The book must have been originally published prior to the Harlem Renaissance (1920).
2. The author of the book, regardless country of birth, may be of African decent.
3. The book may be fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose.
Challenge Levels of Participation:
  1. Curious -- I commit to 3 books
  2. Experienced -- I commit to 7 books (may include 1 anthology)
  3. Enthusiast -- I commit to 15 Books (may include 2 anthologies)
Lhea has a nice list of reading selections learn more and to sign up, visit the dedicated blog.