Teju Cole (via ethiopienne)
In response to the question, “What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?”
I am so glad for this answer. I tire of "but did you read [insert cishet White man with anti-intersectional perspectives and White Savior Industrial Complex]" bla bla or “did you read [insert cishet White woman with book deemed ‘revolutionary’ for ‘all women’]” yet it speaks nothing to my life at all.
Over it. Read what you want.
this is so great
this forever, i want to dismantle any preconceptions about a canon and let people read/watch/listen to (or even not) anything they want to. fuck snobbery.
I love this so very much and I am speaking as one who loves reading with a passion. Life is not score keeping, there is no prize for getting the most ticks on a list. Other than ‘be compassionate and decent to yourself and others’ there are no rules, which is both scary and wonderful.