As Black History Month draws to a close, I thought I'd highlight a few of the books from my own shelves that I feel are must-haves for anyone wanting to learn more about us, about our diversity. Since I'm from the Caribbean, most of the books are also from the region.
Engendering History is edited by three of the leading feminist researchers into Caribbean history and is an invaluable guide to understanding the history of the region's women.
Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles was written by a journalist and is an insightful look at various issues and challenges affecting the huge continent.
Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World.
Decolonising the Mind is not the only one of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's works that I've read or possess but when I first read it, I was like 'yes!' 'exactly!' Much of what he said applies to us in the Caribbean.