Library Programs

Bagels and Books – Book Discussion Group – Contemporary African Literature


Program Details

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  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
    • Thursday, April 6th, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Beginning in January, this book group will dip into contemporary African literature.
The group meets monthly on the first Thursday at 10:30 at the library.

It is open to anyone and newcomers are welcomed. The library has copies of the book for you to read.

January 5th
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
is a classic that explores one man’s futile resistance to the devaluing of  his Igbo traditions by colonial forces. It is considered the first modern African novel
February 2nd
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
recounts the lives of the descendants of two half-sisters in Ghana, one of whom stayed in Ghana and one of whom was sold into slavery in the U.S.
March 2nd
Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Nobel Prize winner, Gurnah’s story is both a coming of age novel and a tale of the corruption of African tradition by European colonialism in East Africa.
April 7th
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimananda Adichie
This award winning novel takes place during the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970

 

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