it's a book club, but better.
On the heels of The Education Edition, I've spent a good deal of time thinking about my school experience. Amongst my favorite parts of school was reading in a group and so, learning about the priorities and perceptions of my reading cohort (classmates, mostly), and amongst the most useful, most painful parts was learning how narrow, warped or just wrong our own priorities and perceptions were/are. I'm not in school anymore, so I need a new forum for these discoveries. This is for those who feel a similar lack.
Cultural Appropriation & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of A yellow Sun
As part of the upcoming Appropriation Edition, we'll be reading Half of a Yellow Sun. Join us to discuss appropriation as it relates to war, culture and art using Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's text as a point of departure.
Choose to read along with us, and we'll send you a book and weekly reading guide to your door & inbox. We start reading Saturday, February 3rd, and will gather over brunch on Sunday, March 18th at 11 AM PST to discuss the book and celebrate the release of The Appropriation Edition. The food will be delicious; the company will be superlative. The event is invitation only (though you can consider this your invitation, if you like), and space is limited, so we recommend that you scroll down and RSVP pretty quick. There will also be a virtual participation option, so you can RVSP to that, too.
Here's what Chimamanda's website has to say about the work that garnered her a PEN Open Book Award and The Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007:
Half of a Yellow Sun recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, and the chilling violence that followed... [It] is a remarkable novel about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race—and about the ways in which love can complicate them all.
If you've already got a copy of the book or favor your local library, still send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form above, and we'll be sure to keep you updated on our book club related events (virtual & otherwise).