In-person Book Club - Butter Honey Pig Bread
The Dublin Literary Award will take place this spring. On the longlist announced earlier in the year, there were 5 African authors.
The longlisted authors were the International Booker Prize-winning Senegalese author David Diop for his second novel "At Night All Blood is Black", Yaa Gyasi’s "Transcendent Kingdom", the Nigerian writers Akwake Emezi for their second novel "The Death of Vivek Oji", Liberian author Sianah Nalika DeShield for "Where is Ma Kemah", and Francesca Ekwuyasi for her debut novel "Butter Honey Pig Bread".
Diop’s "At Night All Blood is Black", a Brittle Paper notable book, follows the lives of Senegalese soldiers who fought for France during World War I.
"Transcendent Kingdom" is a moving story of a Ghanaian family struggling with loss and racism in the American south.
Emezi’s coming-of-age second novel "The Death of Vivek Oji" narrates the tragic timeline of its troubled protagonist’s short lived existence
"Who is Ma Kemah" is a love story about a Liberian woman’s journey from a war-torn Liberia to an A-list lifestyle as the love interest for an American start athlete.
Francesca Ekwuyasi’s "Butter Honey Pig Bread", a Lambda Award finalist, centers on a mother’s complex relationship with her twin daughters, exploring concepts of love, family and forgiveness.
*** The book we are reading is Butter Honey Pig Bread. ***
The meeting has been postponed so that everyone has an opportunity to read the book. See you in June for talking and treats.
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