Five Things I Learned this Week

1. Copyright is Automatic under Law

2. Oprah’s List of 44 books by Black Authors (it’s good!)

Photo by Suad Kamardeen

3. The Big Five

Starfield Library, by Adli Wahid
  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Harper Collins
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Simon & Schuster

4. About Djibouti

Scene from Dhalinyaro
  1. Djibouti is majority Somali, with about 60 percent of the population being Somali, and Afar (which I had never heard of) being the second-largest majority at 35 percent.
  2. Somali women and girls use a face mask made from turmeric, which you can bet I’m going to try since I’ve never met a Somali sister with bad skin. (Sorry if you’re the ONE, don’t @ me.)

5. Woodland Style Art

Painting by Old Mill subway station

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