Welcome to the Book Marks Questionnaire, where we ask authors questions about the books that have shaped them.
Book Marks: First book you remember loving?
Wayétu Moore: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
BM: Favorite re-read?
WM: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
BM: A book that made you cry?
MJ: Good Talk by Mira Jacob
BM: What book from the past year would you like to give a shout-out to?
WM: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney
BM: A book that actually made you laugh out loud?
WM: Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime
BM: Favorite book to give as a gift?
WM: (Currently) All About Love by Bell Hooks
BM: Classic book you hate?
WM: James Joyce’s Ulysses
BM: Favorite book no one has heard of?
WM: Murder in the Cassava Patch by Bai T. Moore
BM: Last Book You Read
WM: Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
BM: Book(s) you’re reading right now?
Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King and the founder of One Moore Book. She is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Wayétu Moore’s She Would Be King is out now in paperback from Graywolf