The ‘Lit’ Book Club is for anyone who already loves or is interested in discovering the world of black literature ( literature by black authors or with a focus on African, African-American or Caribbean culture, history, issues, society or experience). However whilst the focus will be on black literature, we are an inclusive group and anyone from all cultural backgrounds that has an interest in exploring black literature is welcome to join.
Each month a book will be selected to be discussed at a monthly book club meeting over coffee and cakes in a laid back and fun cafe setting.
However, whilst at the heart of the group will be a book club, we aspire to be “Lit” and be more than that. From time to time our meetings will support other art forms - theatre, film, talks etc connected to black literature.
Come and join us delve into the world of black literature whilst meeting new friends!
An American Marriage is a novel by the American author Tayari Jones. # The novel also won the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.
The novel focuses on the marriage of a middle-class African-American couple, Celestial and Roy, who live in Atlanta, Georgia. Their lives are torn apart when Roy is wrongfully convicted of a rape he did not commit.
The novel was widely praised upon its release and it was listed as one of Barack Obama's favourite book of 2018.
This promises to be a fascinating read. Really looking forward to discussing with the group