BLOG TOUR: Memorial by Bryan Washington

BLOG TOUR: Memorial by Bryan Washington

Set in Houston, Texas, Washington’s second novel is a stirring, profound expression of complex relationships and enduring love. Benson and Mike are a queer, interracial couple that get separated when Mike decides to travel to Japan to be with his dying father at the same time that Mike’s mother, Mitsuko arrives in Houston to visit him. Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Memorial by Bryan Washington

Why do I read diversely? Performative reading and virtue-signalling

Why do I read diversely? Performative reading and virtue-signalling

Many argue that reading diversely carries no real weight compared with the practical hands-on work of protesting, making donations, signing petitions and vocalizing your opposition of the displacement and violence towards ethnically repressed groups. I agree with this sentiment and the view that reading diversely has in some way become a performance for many readers. Continue reading Why do I read diversely? Performative reading and virtue-signalling