Classic Author Focus: Flora Nwapa

Flora Nwapa Flora Nwapa has been called the mother of Nigerian writing, and she was the first African woman novelist to be published in English in Britain. She is best known for recreating the life and customs of the Igbo from a woman's viewpoint. She also worked with orphans and refugees who were displaced after … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Flora Nwapa

Classic Author Focus: Jane Porter

Jane Porter Jane Porter is known as one of the earliest historical novelists. She is best known for The Scottish Chiefs, about William Wallace, which is still popular with British children, and her work was highly regarded by Walter Scott. Porter was born in Durham, England, but after her father's death, the family moved to … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Jane Porter

Monthly Meme: What Kinds of Classic Books Do You Prefer?

Last month's discussion about what a classic book was very interesting and provoked a lot of response, I thought, so I figured I would suggest another topic, this one much more subjective. When you read classic literature, what's your preference, or will you read anything? Do you prefer the "literary" authors, like Dickens, Hugo, Austen, … Continue reading Monthly Meme: What Kinds of Classic Books Do You Prefer?