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Book Discussion Twelve Years a Slave

  • Dec 8, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Synopsis

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah PaulsonBrad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard, this tie-in edition features a foreword from acclaimed director Steve McQueen

Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation.
After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.

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  • Tasha L.

    Im glad I made it was great talking to all the ladies and getting various opinions about the book. Cant wait til next time.

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • sharon

    Enjoyed the conversation and discussion which makes book clubs so enjoyable. I will return-enjoyed meeting U all!!

    2 · December 9, 2013

    • Rochelle

      It was a pleasure meeting you as well Sharon see you next time!!!

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Rochelle

    I thank you All for another Stimulating Year of Reading with Mocha Girls Read!!! I enjoy the discussions and listening to All of You express your thoughts on our book readings sometimes you leave in "awe"!! Stay Tune for "2014"

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Rochelle

    This was a painful movie and book, but it increased our knowledge, I always enjoy all opinions and thoughts on our book readings it is such a Joy listening to others thoughts and chit chatting about life in it self.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Valerie

    Mocha Book Club had various discussions about “12 Years a Slave” book and movie. Some agreed that we would die before becoming a slave and I must add I would die with at least 10 dead enslavers under my body.

    2 · December 9, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Thank you Valerie for your presence and knowledge that you bring to the book discussions helps enlighten us on some areas, I appreciate you showing up and making the discussions fun as well!!!

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to get the old noggin' going again. Kamau, my son, and I discuss books, philosophy, movies, etc. But, he is on the East Coast, so all is done by phone. It was a stimulating experience being with a group of people discussing a novel.

    1 · December 8, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Thank you for showing up and sharing your knowledge and experiences it was a pleasure meeting you, see you next time!!!

      December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello ladies. So glad I found this meetup! Looking forward to meeting you all and discussing this book!

    3 · November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My son saw the film while I was still in MD. Have been too busy to go but will see if it is still playing. I prefer reading the book before seeing the movie, but in this case, I may not have a choice. Can't wait to get the old noggin' going again. Brain cells need to be rejuvenated. I've given up on the body.:)

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Asata V.

    Looking forward to this meetup!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Karen O

    Just realized I have folks coming over!

    October 23, 2013

  • Rochelle

    Wow we finally get a Movie vs Book Discussion, I have added the Movie as an Event, please see calendar, those that would like to join me and watch the movie which comes out November 1st, I have added it to the calendar See You Guys Soon!!!

    October 22, 2013

  • Elisha D.

    Oooo my mom was telling me about this movie and I didn't know there was a book so I am looking forward to this!!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully after we finish traveling, I can start back next year with my reading. Don't count me out yet.

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Not a problem we will not count you out till you count yourself out LOL Nevertheless we will welcome you back with open arms... Enjoy your travels and wishing you Safe Travels:-))

      October 21, 2013

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