A More Diverse Universe

The title of this blog tour organised by Aarti had me intrigued – a more diverse universe is something most of us can benefit from, as we get stuck in our ways and in our little corners of the world.

A More Diverse Universe is about reading speculative fiction by authors of colour, the idea being that they often get overlooked. The tour will take place on 23-29 September and you only need to read one book to take part.

I didn’t want to buy anything new so had a look through my shelves and discovered a book that I bought at a charity sale last year. I’d never heard of it, but I loved the cover and the title. White is for Witching was written by Nigerian-born Helen Oyeyemi and promises magic, ghosts and a haunting atmosphere. I hope it delivers!

Sound interesting? Don’t be shy, there’s still time to sign up!

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4 thoughts on “A More Diverse Universe

  1. That’s exactly what I was going to read myself, if not for the whole moving thing. The book was actually huge around the blogosphere a few years ago (I think Eva from A Striped Armchair started the Oyeyemi lovefest) and it sounds absolutely fabulous. How cool that you found it at a charity shop! Enjoy πŸ™‚

  2. I’ll be really curious of what you think of White is for Witching. I was going to buy a copy of it last night for the challenge but the girl on the cover is white! This cover is much lovelier.

  3. Ana – wow, and I thought nobody will have heard of it! At least I know it definitley qualifies since you had chosen it too! πŸ™‚

    Larissa – the title is great, isn’t it?

    Trish – I love the cover of my copy! Obviously, since I bought what I thought was a completely unknown book. I can’t wait to read it now!

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