Thursday, December 20, 2018

Uzo Aduba’s ten desert island books

Uzoamaka Nwanneka "Uzo" Aduba is a Nigerian-American actress. She is known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.

One of her ten favorite books, as shared at
Notes of a Native Son, by James Baldwin

James Baldwin remains one of the most prolific and prophetic writers to have lived. Every page had been stamped by a genius. This autobiographical collection of essays moved my heart, expanded my mind to the larger, richer perspective of the black experience in civil rights America, and firmed up my opinion that, “There is more to being black than meets the eye.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue