March is Women’s History Month. I love reading about women and the things they have accomplished, the lives they lived, and shade they may have thrown. Why am I going on about this? Welp, remember when I said I was going to read only authors of color this month? It seems I forgot about Women’s History Month. To fix this, I decided try and make sure all the authors I read are not only of color, but women of color. Also I’m making an effort to read about women of color in history. This makes things a bit tougher because we all know how the publishing world has been supporting their ladies of color…and that’s to say not at all.
Coincidently I finished The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan which is a historical fiction about Mehrunnisa who becomes the 20th and last wife of Emperor Jahangir who is the father of Shan Janan who built the Taj Mahal when his wife died (who also happened to be Mehrunnisa’s niece. I just moved onto The Feast of Roses the second book in the trilogy which follows Mehrunnisa, now called Nur Jahan, through her marriage to the Emperor. I’m having a fantastic time reading about the royal family and probably will try to dig up some non fiction about them.
I also have Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand on my reader as well that I plan to get to. Any other recommendations?