Sunday, April 26, 2009

C.O.R.A Diversity Roll Call Week #4

This is week #4. Things are going well but we want to grow so do join us for this week's assignment. May is designated Asian Heritage Month. In honor of the month, I am asking you to:

1) List favorite Asian, South Asian or Asian American writers and their works.

2) Share a little history or geography about a particular country.

3) Be creative. Share a quote, passage from a work or write a brief bio sketch of a favorite writer.

4) How about writing about nonfiction? A cookbook- include a recipe. A history book or memoir.

5) Don't know much about Asian writers? Explore and then report on what you discovered.

6) If you are familiar with writers, please share a few recommendations. Please cite country/ethnicity. Asia is a lot of ground to cover.

Please create a post on your blog and leave a link here. Do check out other participants' posts and comment. You have a week. Looking forward to hearing what you enjoy.

Happy reading.


12 comments:

Ali said...

Excited about this topic because I've read a lot of good books in the last several months by Asian and Asian American authors. Hard to focus on just one, so maybe I'll do a list. You mean for us to pick one or more of the selections, not require ourselves to do all 6, right?

susan said...

Ali, you may do one or as many as you like. Trying to follow the Weekly Geek model: provide options and let participants decide how they want to approach the assignment.

susan said...

Cool, the party's started. I'll be posting tonight. And I just learned about a new author so I'm going to do two posts- one on each blog. I'll be making my way to every participant's blog.

Thanks,

Zetta Elliott said...

My author's male--hope that's ok! A great book is a great book, right?

Steph Su said...

Ooh a great Roll Call week. I will post about this and link back to this sometime this week. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Susan, and if you need any help/support/suggestions to help celebrate APIA Month, I'd love to help. It's right up my alley. :)

susan said...

Steph, Of course, I'd love your help. Drop me an email. Thank you for the initial inspiration. I didn't know. I try to keep up but hey, that's why I hang out with cool people: to learn new things.

Color Online said...

Thanks to you all for participating. Please do visit each other's blogs and comment. I'll be by everyone's shortly. If you can take time to participate, I can commit to reading and commenting.

Serena said...

I participated this week. This was good.

Ali said...

Finally decided what to write about!

Summer said...

I enjoyed this prompt. Of course, I went on my own tangents but it was really fun. It's great to get excited about other cultures.

Zetta Elliott said...

Nobody yet featured Arundhati Roy, one of my favorites, particularly her speech: "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

a. fortis said...

Arundhati Roy is a good one!

Thanks for this challenge--really made me think, and it was fun just deciding what to focus on.