We are celebrating Survival Stories this 2021: #SurvivalStories2021.
This includes featuring stories of marginalized and indigenous communities whose existence were/are nearly wiped out by colonizers, tyrants, oppressors. The reading challenge is meant to decolonize our bookshelves, and we hope that you will join us this year. Essentially, we hope to feature books that fit any of the following criteria:
Postcolonial literature and/or [pre/post] revolutionary stories
Stories by indigenous / first-nation peoples / people of colour
Narratives of survival and healing, exile and migration
Books written or illustrated by people who have been colonized, oppressed, marginalized
Similar to what I have done for our #WomenReadWomen2019, I am devoting an entire page to document my progress throughout the year.
Please do take note that this list does not consist of all the books I read this year. To see that, please visit my Goodreads page. This table is meant to keep track of the books I featured here in GatheringBooks that fit our overarching theme of survival stories – decolonizing our bookshelves – this 2021.
I will constantly be updating this table throughout the year, as and when new books fall into my hands and featured here for our #SurvivalStories2021 reading theme.