African American Authors Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5 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.

Driving the King

Bookcover

January 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Driving the King by Ravi Howard: Told through the experiences of Nat King Cole's driver, Nat Weary, Driving the King is a daring and brilliant new novel from award-winning writer Ravi Howard that explores race and class in 1950s America. - Publisher

Go Gator and Muddy the Water

Bookcover

November 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Go Gator and Muddy the Water by Zora Neale Hurston: Stories on the manners and mores of African-Americans in 1930s Florida. They were written when the author was employed by the federal government to transcribe the oral history and to collect data on the customs of black people. At the time, few of her stories made it into print. - Publisher

Meeting is off-site. Please contact the library if you are attending for the first time.

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Bookcover

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin: The story of John, a fourteen-year-old boy whose stepfather is a Pentecostal minister in Harlem in 1935, as he struggles to discover his own identity. - Publisher

Special guest speaker for our September meeting: Dr. Ed Pavlic from the UGA English Department will be speaking to the group regarding his research on James Baldwin.