May’s Fantasy - The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

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Fiona's Irish Pub

5810 Kingstowne Center · Alexandria

How to find us

Please go straight back to the private party room, or ask for the book club. Please note that the pub does not open until 11:00 AM

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Please join us as we discuss The Black God’s Drum by P. Djèlí Clark. This debut novella is a short read, at about 112 pages.

RSVPs will be opened 1-2 weeks prior to the meetup. Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Also, as we are being generously hosted by a restaurant, we do ask that you patronize their business. All outside food and beverage is prohibited.


Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Instead, she wants to soar, and her sights are set on securing passage aboard the smuggler airship Midnight Robber. Her ticket: earning Captain Ann-Marie’s trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums.

But Creeper keeps another secret close to heart--Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, who speaks inside her head and grants her divine powers. And Oya has her own priorities concerning Creeper and Ann-Marie…

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm two nights before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!