Any woman of African American descent or interested in literature focused on African American women currently in their 20s and 30s. We meet at locally AA owned or operated restaurants/eateries on a monthly basis to discuss literature relevant to the young African American woman's experience.
Let's kick the year off with Michelle Obama's latest best seller.
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.
If you're not much of a reader but more of a listener, try a free 30 day trial on audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Becoming-Audiobook/B07B3BCZ9S
Or if you would like to purchase a traditional paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Michelle-Obama/dp/1524763136
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And remember, even if you don't finish the book still come fellowship!
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
If you're not much of a reader but more of a listener, try a free 30 day trials on audible: https://www.amazon.com/Americanah/dp/B00E978YXA/ref=dp_kinw_strp_adbl_v2
Or if you would like to purchase a traditional paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/Americanah-Chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie/dp/0307455920
And remember, even if you' don't finish the book still come fellowship!