[VIDEO] Book Review | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Today I review Junot Diaz’s masterpiece, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao:

“The book chronicles both the life of Oscar Wao, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey who is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels and with falling in love, as well as the curse that has plagued his family for generations.
The middle sections of the novel center on the lives of Oscar’s runaway sister, Lola; his mother, Hypatia Belicia Cabral; and his grandfather, Abelard. Rife with footnotes, science fiction and fantasy references, comic book analogies, and various Spanish dialects, the novel is also a meditation on story-telling, the Dominican diaspora and identity, masculinity, and oppression.” (Wikipedia.com)

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One thought on “[VIDEO] Book Review | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

  1. I am def going to read it, as soon as I finish the fishermen. I am always on the lookout for books, fiction or non fiction, that to do with Africa and this book seems like it will go some way quench my thirst for African lit.
    keep it up girl, your r a legend.

    reading some of your blogs, I would like to turn the whole of Africa into federal states and you should be it president. I think Adeola from Sahara TV will make a good VP. I am just thinking out loud here.

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