The Black Feminist Book Club reads books by amazing Black women writers, centers the discussion from Black feminist perspectives, and celebrates classic and contemporary Black women authors across genres and styles, all in the comfort of an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore! Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilitator of this group. All community members are invited to participate with the acknowledgment that this is a space that centers Black women’s thoughts, creativity, and lived experiences.
This month's book is I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde
Upcoming books include:
August: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangaremba
September: The Temple of my Familiar by Alice Walker
October: Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
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This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Cond brings Tituba out of historical silence and creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age.