“Austerity and Indulgence”

SOCIAL JUSTICE READING LIST

January 2022

Fiction

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler 

Dancing Lessons by Olive Senior 

Season of Anomy by Wole Soyinka 

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Red X by David Demchuk

The Pump by Sydney Warner Brooman

In Singing, He Composed a Song by Jeremy Stewart

Suture by Nic Brewer

The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

Non-Fiction

Epic of Askia Mohammed by Thomas A. Hale

The Last Nomad by Shugri Said Salh 

White Space, Black Hood by Sheryll Cashin 

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State by Lisa McGirr

Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang

This is My Real Name by Cid V Brunet

Watermelon Snow by Lynne Quarmby

Missed Connections by Brian Francis

Angry Queer Somali Boy by Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali

Short Fiction and Anthologies

Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel Moniz 

People From My Neighborhood by Hiromi Kawakami 

Sarahland by Sam Cohen

Hao by Ye Chun

I’m Not Hungry But I Can Eat by Christopher Gonzalez 

The Ones that Don’t Say They Love You by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

Vertical Motion by Can Xue

Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

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