Marianne. Belgo-Cameroonian millennialist. Writes, edits, jokes, reads, and muses.
What is My Literary Playground?: This is my happy place for books, somewhere for me to share [my, your] reading experiences. I hope to talk to friends, lovers, strangers, and relatives about the books that make them laugh, smile, or stop and think, like I do. Perhaps this is a covert way to reclaim the word ‘literary’ too. The higher the brow does not mean the better the book. (‘We all bleed red! we all read letters!,’ etc.)
Raison d’être: I have written about the d-word before: ‘diversity’. It’s time to walk. I want this to be an open, respectful, and inclusive platform to exchange ideas about what people like to read and why and raise awareness of interesting books from around the world.
I believe in the transformational power of the written word, personally and professionally.
Professionally: Since January 2016 I have been a co-editor of digital literary magazine Flight Journal as part of London’s literature development agency Spread the Word. We tweet over here. I have a thing for books, which I clearly like to scream about whenever possible.
So far, I have written the following pieces for The Guardian books. I have also written a guest editorial for Open Pen magazine, Brooklyn magazine, and many half-formed things for Google Docs (most prominently). Somewhere along the way I also went and completed two book-centric degrees in London.
Personally: Read up on me here.