This weekend I will be reading Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. When I stumbled on the book on the library shelf at ZODML I just couldn’t resist its appealing front cover - turning to the back cover was what sealed my resolve to reading this book - I love historical epics and this was one of a kind. Set against the back drop of the American Civil War, the story is about beautiful and ruthless Scarlett O’Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.
I am a huge photography fan (as a quick perusal of my Tumblr will show) and was excited to find out about Al-Jazeera’s Artscape: A New African Photography, a six-part documentary series about how the continent’s contemporary photographers are challenging stereotypical images and gaining worldwide acclaim for their work.
I am attending my sister’s friend’s wedding this weekend, and although I’m not usually a big fan of Lagos weddings (too many people and fruit cake for my taste), I’m excited to see the beautiful bride walk down the aisle. In that vein, I found this thought-provoking Slate article on the benefits of marrying young pretty interesting.
After a hard week at work during which I’ve had to drop my daily reading-for-pleasure habit, I plan to unwind this holiday weekend by making some headway through Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. It’s an American classic (and one of ZODML’s Must Read Books), and Ellison’s command of language and deep psychological insights are not to be beaten. I’ll also be enjoying some rice and chicken in celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Happy Easter all!