Thursday, September 1, 2011

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans Review & Giveaway

A small book that packs a big punch, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self is a compilation of short stories about being African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America. The stories have very compelling and realistic characters who find themselves struggling between cultures, relationships and ideas.


I found the stories to be humourous, entertaining and well-thought out. A story about a father trying to re-connect with his daughter, and realizing he doesn't know her as well as he thought he did. This story opens up with his roof falling in and quickly caught my attention. A unique glimpse at the relationship between parent and sibling as the mature and lead their own life.

A young girl spends the summer with her grandmother, whom is white. She doesn't care for the way Tara, who is from Brazil, wears her hair in cornrows. In fact, she tries to fit into both cultures but it is a struggle. A struggle that creates tension in her family.

There are many more short stories that are all intriguing and thoughtful. Author Danielle Evans certainly has the knack to write an insightful, yet entertaining work. Whether coming of age or learning hwo to adapt to new surroundings and find your unique piece of society, Before You Suffocate Your Fool Self is a must read!

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will with their own copy!

HOW TO ENTER
Leave a comment, with your email


USA Only.  Contest ends on September 14th.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected. Prize shipped direct from sponsor.

16 comments:

  1. I would like this.

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  2. I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  3. Thank you for this.

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    -Michelle

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  4. I luv the title of this one "Before You Suffocate..." I luv short stories as well. I especially luv reading African American short stories. Thanx for a great review.

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  6. Please enter me to win this book. It sounds like one I would enjoy reading

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  7. I would love to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  8. Would love to read this.
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    I enjoy short stories...thanks!

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