Welcome to A Black Lit Blog!
I’m Bryan, a Nigerian-American working/living in Texas.
I’ve been a reader for almost my entire life, despite losing consistency during my college years. I realized at one point that Black literature had not been a significant part of my reading experience growing up. Once I immersed myself in the works of Black authors, journalists, poets, etc., my love of literature felt renewed.
I figured I would create this Black Lit Blog to catalog and discuss the different works of African/Diasporic writers that I come across, as well as the lessons and themes those writers present that resonate with me the most. I’m not necessarily a “critic”, and I’m not reading to critique writers so much as I’m reading to gain insight and enjoy the experience.
I’ve written some posts discussing some of the books I’ve read so far this year, including Kindred by Octavia Butler and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi; those will be posted soon. I hope you’ll stick around!