Monday, February 1, 2010

February Mini-Challenge



First, I need to announce the winner of the January mini-challenge. Random.org has chosen......

#9 - Stephanie (Stark Raving Bibliophile) of Laughing Stars

Congratulations, Stephanie! Take a look at the prize bucket and send me an email (address is in the sidebar) with your choice and address.

The February mini-challenge here at the Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name involves people of color. It's a simple task: to read a GLBT book, short story, poem(s), or essay by or about a person of color. I don't care what combination of GLBT and POC you choose, author, character, whatever. It just has to fit under both categories. (If this doesn't make sense, please feel free to email me or leave a comment.)

Once you read and reviewed a GLBT POC book, story, poem, or essay, leave a link to your post in the Mr. Linky. I will draw a winner of all participants at the beginning of next month. Winner will be able to pick from the prize bucket.

Mini-challenges are, of course, totally optional. :)

**Note: While you do not need to do the mini-challenge if you are a GLBT Challenge participant, you must be a participant if you would like to enter here. Thanks!

Also, keep an eye on the blog - we hope to have some guest posts about GLBT POC books!

13 comments:

katrina said...

Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai would be perfect for this mini challenge, and its a geat book too!

Karen said...

When I picked up The Lacuna for the Historical Fiction and POC Challenge, I didn't know that I was choosing a GLBT Challenge book as well no less one perfect for February's mini-challenge. The main character, Harrison Shepherd lives in a time in history when homosexuality was hidden away from the outside world. Although not a major theme of the book, the lacuna or missing piece of Shepherd's school life and dismissal plays an important role in the development of his identity.

Amanda said...

I believe Selvadurai has a couple that would work. :) And Karen thanks for the info on Laguna!

mel u said...

In 2009 I read three very good books by Asian Authors revolving around themes directly relating to GLBT matters

February Flowers by Fan Wu-coming of age story set in a university in post-Mao china

Hardboiled by Banana Yoshimoto-beautiful story about woman's only same sex relationship

Quicksand by Junichiro Tanizaki-powerful story -written in the 1920s in Japan-Tanizaki has a good claim to best Japanese novelist of all time-read this book and you will find it hard to believe it was written about 80 years ago

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

I'm reading one right now that would be perfect for this - Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria AnzaldĂșa. Let me know if you need another guest post.

MissAttitude said...

I will start Orphea Proud for this mini-challenge, so excited to read it! It's about a AA lesbian teenager and she's a poet. It sounds awesome and I have high hopes.

Thanks for this mini-challenge, hopefully it will help spread awarness about POC books and I'm always looking for more GLBT POC books :)

Ceri said...

Awesome mini-challenge, hun. I'm there!

Amanda said...

Woo-hoo! Keep those suggestions coming in! They really, really help!

Lu, I've written you about a guest post, which would be WONDERFUL!

Andrea said...

I've picked Octavia Butler for my POC GLBT author. She writes wonderful sci-fi.

Kailana said...

oops! I forgot to do January's mini-challenge... I really must do this one! Off to brainstorm...

Nan said...

January went by so fast! I'm definitely going to attempt this one. Thanks for the book ideas everyone!

Bianca said...

This is a fantastic challenge! Will be reading Ash for this!

Notorious Spinks said...

I also did a review on Richard Bruce Nugent's Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance.

I hope you all enjoy!