What books are on your nightstand?
“The World That Made New Orleans,” by Ned Sublette.
“Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo,’” the oral history of one of the last known African survivors of the Middle Passage, by Zora Neale Hurston.
The memoirs of Alexandre Dumas, the first volume of which I am struggling through in French.
“Spirit Rising,” by the unparalleled Angelique Kidjo, who recommended the first three titles. She and I are working on a new project that explores some of the less-known intersections between what we think of as Western classical and African music.
Everyone under 21 should read “The Little Prince,” Yo-Yo Ma says: “Looking at the universe through a child’s gaze, full of wonder, wisdom and innocence, is a perspective we never want to lose as adults.” https://t.co/vdSG0WPUOS
— New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks) May 21, 2020