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. We are celebrating Toni Morrison’s Sula in her birthday month of February before reading the following short story collections in the spring and summer:
March: Heads of the Colored People, Nafissa Thompson Spire
April: How Long Til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin
May: Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, Kathleen Collins
June: How to Love a Jamaican, Alexia Arthurs
July: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, ZZ Packer
August: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event and the suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.