Thursday, August 01, 2013

Read the World

One of the great pleasures of the written word is that it allows us to see, feel and experience worlds we may not know. The act of reading makes the unknown known and the strange familiar.  The authors represented in this month’s display come from Nigeria, Mongolia, St. Lucia, Mexico, India, Japan and Peru. On display are the works of Mario Vargas Llosa, Chimamanda Adichie, Nuruddin Farah, Jiang Rong, Derek Walcott & others.  They represent myriad voices, styles, translations, genders and nations. The books in this month’s display are a small sampling of the world literature available in the Al Harris Library. If there are commonalities that bind them all, they can be found in the writers’ shared love of story and belief in the power of language. 

Read the world, find yourself.