Just giving a feminist critique of the books I read. Pretty simple!


My views don't represent all feminists, as we're all different. There are liberal feminists, eco-feminists, radical feminists . . . and so on. I consider myself an anarcha-feminist, which means that I'll also include critiques of capitalism and neoliberalism in my analysis. 

Additionally, I don't think feminism is just about gender -- it's about race, class, sexuality, etc.

I'm also not here to engage with anti-feminists, sorry! 


After Dark

After Dark - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami I desperately wanted this to be longer. Much like with Murakami's other works, I was truly intrigued by his characters, as well as the foreign (for me, at least) backdrop of busy Japan. I felt like I was only getting to know Mari and Takahashi, as well as the Man with No Face. Though I didn't expect any concrete plot (I have read some of his other novels, remember?) I was really expecting to have a clearer idea of what the author was trying to convey. Of course, I'll reflect more on "After Dark", but I'm somewhat sure I'll leave with the same impressions: great setting, perfect mix of reality and "fantasy" (though, who is to argue which is which?) and characters that I relate to. I also particularly liked the personification of the city; making it a breathing, living monster. Hard to forget.

Currently reading

The Prague Cemetery
Umberto Eco
Progress: 18/444 pages
I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai
Progress: 15/195 pages
There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
Chinua Achebe
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity
Elaine Pagels
She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll
Gillian G. Gaar, Yoko Ono
Winesburg, Ohio
Sherwood Anderson
Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe
Doreen Baingana
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader
David Levering Lewis
Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader
Dark Star Collective, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Essential Feminist Reader
Estelle B. Freedman