My purpose for this book club is to explore literature beyond the "American Norm". In this group, I want to tap into a place that very few in the writing and reading world discuss, Black Authors. This group is about people coming together and enjoying Black/ African Literature. We are open to any and everyone that wants to read diverse books. The voice of the minority is loud and strong but often forgotten or whitewashed. My hope is for this book club to bring that voice to the forefront and celebrate the greatness that is black literature. Every month will we meet and choose a new book for the month while discussing the previous month's book. In this group, we will only read from authors of black/African descent, South American and Hispanic. Everyone from any race, background or age is welcome. The literature world is vast, don't limit yourself to one type of storytelling.
HomeGoing- Yaa Gyasi, The Beautiful Struggle- Ta-Nehisi Coates, Life ain't fair- T. Jekins, Silver Sparrow- Tayari Jones, The Rise, and Fall of Black Wall Street, The Hate You Give- Angie Thomas, The God of Small Things- Arundhati RoyMen, We Reaped- Jesmyn Ward, Allegedly- Tiffany D. Jackson, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture- Ytasha L. Womack, Little Fire Everywhere- Celeste Ng, Piecing me Together- Renee Watson
****THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM****
This month we will be reading Black Boy by Richard Wright
Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming of age during a particular time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America.