Introducing For the Birds Book Club, BirdWords. Over the summer (and probably continuing afterwards) we are going to choose a title of awesome feminist fiction to read and ask you to read it as well! We’ll post a blog post with our thoughts and invite you to join in the conversation via email, blog comments, and tweets!
This month’s book is Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea – a prequel of sorts to Jane Eyre through the eyes of Antoinette Cosway, known as the tragic Bertha Mason in Bronte’s iconic work. Rhys humanizes a classic hurdle and creates a back story and reasons for her “madness”. It’s also an interesting look at Caribbean culture, colonialism, race, and class.
Happy reading, y’all!
P.S. FTB blog favorite, Racialicious, is doing an awesome Octavia Butler Book Club as well! Looks like fun!