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. 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 decent, South American and Hispanic. Everyone from any race, background or age is welcome. The literature world is vast, don't limited 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 month we will be meeting in Meeting Room I. Meeting Room I is located in the back of the library. We will meet at our regular time 7pm.
This month we will be reading "How long til Black Future Month!" By N.K. Jemisin.
N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.
Spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story "The City Born Great," a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.