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Afro Reads Book Club – A Evening of Queen Sugar
September 9, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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Hi Ladies, This will be the 5th meeting of the Afro Reads #bookclub for women from the #African #Afro-Caribbean and #Afro-American communities. The book club will usually meet every six weeks and the cost will be £4 + booking fee per person and refreshments will be provided available via Blacknet see link below:
The book selection for this month is #QueenSugar by #NatalieBaszile A brief summary
“Smart and heartfelt and highly recommended.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club
Readers, booksellers, and critics alike are embracing Queen Sugar and cheering for its heroine, Charley Bordelon, an African American woman and single mother struggling to build a new life amid the complexities of the contemporary South.
When Charley unexpectedly inherits eight hundred acres of sugarcane land, she and her eleven-year-old daughter say goodbye to smoggy Los Angeles and head to Louisiana. She soon learns, however, that cane farming is always going to be a white man’s business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley struggles to balance the overwhelming challenges of a farm in decline with the demands of family and the startling desires of her own heart.
Future dates of the Afro Reads Book Club
21st October 2017 – #IyanlaVanzant – In the Meantime – this book selection may change
25th November 2017 – #ToniMorrison – The Bluest Eye
16th December 2017- A social lunch – venue and book to be confirmed.