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Ep. 3 Talking Books with Sarah Fong The Stacks

    • Books

On this week of The Stacks we are joined by Sarah Fong, a PhD Candidate in American Studies. Sarah is currently writing her dissertation on U.S. practices of social welfare, particularly as they relate to histories of slavery and colonization. This week we talk about the writing process, reading for work vs. reading for pleasure, and the power of books to teach us new things, and allow us to make changes in the world.

Get to know Sarah this week, before next week's The Stacks Book Club conversation on Jesmyn Ward's  Men We Reaped.

Here is a list of all the books mentioned on this week's podcast:

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs
The Intimacies of Four Continents by Lisa Lowe
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


The Color of the Land by David A. Chang

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Storyteller by Leslie Marmon Silko

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown by Julia Scheeres
The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Little House on the Prairie Book Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Seed Folks by Paul Fleischman
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois
There Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
All Our Relations by Winona LaDuke
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
From Unincorporated Territory by Craig Santos Perez
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

 

Here are some other things we talked about this week:

2015 Man Booker Prize
Goodreads
Gone with the Wind (MGM and Selznick International Pictures)
Ava DuVernay
2011 National Book Award Winners

2017 National Book Award Winners

Connect with The Stacks: iTunes| Website| Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads |Traci's Instagram

Connect with Sarah: Instagram
To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod.
The Stacks participates in affiliate programs in which we receive a small commission when products are purchased through some links on this website. This does not effect my opinions on books and products. For more information click here. 

On this week of The Stacks we are joined by Sarah Fong, a PhD Candidate in American Studies. Sarah is currently writing her dissertation on U.S. practices of social welfare, particularly as they relate to histories of slavery and colonization. This week we talk about the writing process, reading for work vs. reading for pleasure, and the power of books to teach us new things, and allow us to make changes in the world.

Get to know Sarah this week, before next week's The Stacks Book Club conversation on Jesmyn Ward's  Men We Reaped.

Here is a list of all the books mentioned on this week's podcast:

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs
The Intimacies of Four Continents by Lisa Lowe
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


The Color of the Land by David A. Chang

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Storyteller by Leslie Marmon Silko

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown by Julia Scheeres
The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Little House on the Prairie Book Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Seed Folks by Paul Fleischman
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois
There Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
All Our Relations by Winona LaDuke
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
From Unincorporated Territory by Craig Santos Perez
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

 

Here are some other things we talked about this week:

2015 Man Booker Prize
Goodreads
Gone with the Wind (MGM and Selznick International Pictures)
Ava DuVernay
2011 National Book Award Winners

2017 National Book Award Winners

Connect with The Stacks: iTunes| Website| Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads |Traci's Instagram

Connect with Sarah: Instagram
To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod.
The Stacks participates in affiliate programs in which we receive a small commission when products are purchased through some links on this website. This does not effect my opinions on books and products. For more information click here. 

44 min