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March Book Club - Who is Ma Kemah? by Sianah Nalika DeShield

Hosted by the Consul of the Dublin Africans and Friends Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 26 Mar 14:00 - 16:00

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Do you enjoy reading? Then come to our book club! Each month we will read a book by a writer from one of the 54 African countries.

See previous events to catch up books on the books we've read from Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Nigeria. Our next book is from Liberia.


Born in war-torn Liberia, Ma Kemah George has had a series of bad luck in the course of her young life. Among other troubles, she was molested as a child and the only thing that got her through her childhood sane was her best friend, Vincent, who later became her fiancé. Then he died a month after their engagement, and she had to start the next chapter of her life alone as an international student in New York. Her plan was simple. Get over her dead fiancé while getting a master’s degree in the USA. But during her first thirty minutes in the land of the free, she supposedly became engaged to America’s beloved baseball star, Warren McAllister.


Sianah Nalika DeShield is a Liberian novelist, blogger, mentor, and game-changer, who writes novels about African women living their African dreams. Sometimes, the women in her stories are naughty, but every time they act, they break stereotypes. An avid romance reader, she uses her books to touch upon social, political, and economic issues Africans face around the world.