African American Authors Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

The African American Authors Book Club is for anyone who is interested and who loves to read. The books are selected by members of the book club and are primarily books written by African American authors. Our objective is to broaden our knowledge of the many African American authors and their writings and just have fun reading.

The Last Black Unicorn

Tuesday, May 14, 2019African American Authors Book Club - The Last Black Unicorn

5:30pm - 6:30pm

The African-American Authors book club reads works that focus on writers of African descent, the history of African-American people or people of the African diaspora.

Please join us for our discussion of The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish.

The stand-up comedian and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents a humorous collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles, her discovery of her talent for comedy and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.

In Multipurpose Room C. New members are always welcome!

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tuesday, April 20, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

The African-American Authors book club reads works that focus on writers of African descent, the history of African-American people or people of the African diaspora.

Please join us for our discussion of Sing, Unburied, SingSing unburied sing book cover>

"Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds" -- Good Reads. 

In Multipurpose Room C. New members are always welcome!

Hunger

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:00pmHunger by Roxane Gay

Multipurpose Room C

The African-American Authors book club reads works that focus on writers of African descent, the history of African-American people or people of the African diaspora.

Please join us for our March meeting as we read Hunger: a memoir of (my) body by Roxanne Gay.

Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa GyasiTuesday, February 12, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Multipurpose Room B

The African-American Authors book club reads works that focus on writers of African descent, the history of African-American people or people of the African diaspora.

Please join us for our Feburary meeting as we read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.