This is the first in a series of monthly meetings to discuss Afro-American literature, led by Ralph William Boone*. The first book to be discussed will be Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Copies of the book are available at the Library for checkout.
Praise for Between the World and Me...
- “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
- “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe
- “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post
- “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue
- “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker
*Beverly Braxton will lead the discussion for Ralph Boone.