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Afro Reads is a book club set up to encourage people from the African, Caribbean and Afro American communities to come together and discuss black literature.

I have started this group because I love reading books but I have not had the time to really focus on black literature. I also felt that it would be great to share this experience with like-minded people and to have that wonderful conversation/ discussion about a particular book. I look forward to welcoming you.

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16th March 2019 Book for this month - Becoming Michelle Obama

Palmers Green Library

Hi Readers, This will be the second meeting for 2019 of the Afro Reads Book Club for people from the African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American communities. I am so excited to be discussing the best selling book Becoming Michelle Obama and I hope that members will be equally up for what should be a lively discussion. Afro Reads Bookclub meets at 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start. Teas, Coffee and biscuits are available for you to help yourself to. It is usual practice for Members to purchase and read the book in advance and then turn up for a guided discussion. Your host chairs the meeting bringing along a list of questions/ themes for discussion and everyone is given the opportunity to discuss the issues presented by the book. Readers are also encouraged to bring along their own questions but there is no pressure to do so. If you have not had the opportunity to complete the book that's ok also just come along and join in the discussion. The book club usually meets every six weeks and the cost is £4 + booking fee per person via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16th-march-2019-book-for-this-month-becoming-michelle-obama-tickets-54173479335 or £5 cash in person on the day. Becoming Michelle Obama An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. 'Offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama's two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey' Guardian 'I found myself lifting my jaw from my chest at the end of every other chapter . . . this was not the Obama I thought I knew. She was more' Independent 'An inspirational memoir that also rings true' Daily Telegraph https://www.facebook.com/AfroReads

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