The African Literature Book Club is a safer space where Africans and non-Africans alike can meet and discuss African literatures. The book club explores both classic and contemporary literatures in sessions that are active and engaging for all those present. We meet every month. All are welcome to join! Free snacks will be provided.
The book for this month: “Frying Plantain” by Zalika Reid-Benta
More details about our book club: http://www.africacenterhk.com/african-literature-book-club/
Upcoming Book Club: http://www.africacenterhk.com/events/list/?tribe-bar-search=book+club
|Book Club Date||Book Name||Author||Country/ Genre/ Year Published|
|11/01/2023||“Everything Inside, short stories”||Edwidge Danticat||Haiti 2019|
|08/02/2023||“His Only Wife”||Peace Adzo Medie||Liberia Ghana 2020|
|08/03/2023||“The Souls of Black Folk “||W.E.B. DuBois||1903 USA NF|
|12/04/2023||“Every Man Is a Race”||Mia Couto||Mozambique1990 short stories|
|10/05/2023||“House of Stone”||Novuyo Tshuma||Zimbabwe 2018|
|14/06/2023||“Their Eyes Were Watching God”||Zora Neale Hurston||USA 1937|
|12/07/2023||“The Madams”||Zukiswa Wanner||South Africa 2006|
|09/08/2023||“Sensuous Knowledge”||Minna Salami||Finnish Nigerian 2020 NF|
|13/09/2023||“Patsy”||Nicole Dennis-Benn||Jamaica 2019|
|11/10/2023||“Biracial Britain”||Remi Adekoya||Polish Nigerian 2021|
|08/11/2023||“A Question of Power”||Bessie Head||Botswana 1973|
|13/12/2023||“Frying Plantain”||Zalika Reid-Benta||Canada/Jamaica 2019|
|10/01/2024||“The First Woman”||Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi||Uganda 2021|
|14/02/2024||“For Bread Alone”||Mohamed Choukri||Morocco 1973 Autobiography|
|13/03/2024||“The Bleeding of the Stone”||Ibrahim al-Koni||Libya 1990|
It is a fun and family-friendly space to find heartwarming African food and direct connection to the local African community. The center is for everyone, where they can freely express themselves and their ideas.
The Africa Center is a turning point for the African communities within Hong Kong, and for those who wish to learn and integrate with the community not just within the city, but through out the African diaspora.
I value the “African Literature Book Club” as I value Women’s Day and Black History Month because African literature deserves a spotlight.
Radio Show Host