Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilitator of this group. This summer and fall we are reading Black Feminist contemporary memoir. All community members are welcome to participate! This is a Charis Circle from margin to center literary event and the suggested donation is $5.
September's Book is Soldier by June Jordan
October's Book is Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
A profoundly moving childhood memoir by a noted poet, essayist, teacher, and journalist. "SHORTA not uncommon story is here captured with astonishing beauty" the childhood of a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents must struggle in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A National Book Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book