Stock up Sunday is a weekly post where I showcase the books I have added to my eclectic bookshelf that week! Credit goes back to the Stacking the Shelves weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
This week I joined the library in Bath, so I have some library books to add to my pile! I have also been a bit absent recently so this week I am featuring books from the last two weeks, which includes my birthday, so a pretty big haul!
Books I Bought
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Books I was Given
Settled Wanderers- The Poetry of Western Sahara
I was bought this book by my parents on my birthday at a poetry night where Sam Berkson was the featured poet. He is amazing, if you ever get the chance to go and see him perform I highly recommend it! He also wrote a lovely message in my copy! This book is a really important poetry book that I highly recommend. One of my favourite poems from it is called Particulars, it tells the story of individuals rather than the huge numbers.
Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony on the north west coast of Africa. Following the death of Franco (1975) and subsequent invasion by Morocco and Mauritania, the territory has been under occupation, the people denied self-determination and the land annexed as the ‘southern provinces of the Kingdom of Morocco’. Around half of the former nomadic people of Western Sahara (the Saharawi) live in refugee camps around the isolated desert of Tindouf over the border in Algeria. 2015 marks the 40th year of exile. Poetry is a cultural tradition in the Western Sahara that goes back millennia.In 2013 poet Sam Berkson was invited by the charity Olive Branch to visit these camps as a poet in residence. In March 2014, following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Influx Press raised enough money to send him back to gather and translate some of the contemporary poetry of the Saharawi.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Books From The Library
Neil Gaiman’s Eternals
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
That’s all this week!
Have you read any of these books? Link me up to your Stacking the Shelves posts!
E. St. C