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Tue, 30 Apr

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Manningtree Arts

APRIL BOOK CLUB

Join us for an evening of conversation, as we dive into a bold, contemporary novel each month here at Manningtree Arts. April's book pick is 'Nightbloom' by Peace Adzo Medie

APRIL BOOK CLUB
APRIL BOOK CLUB

Time & Location

30 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Manningtree Arts, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK

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About the event

MA Book Club is the perfect chance to dive into discussion about some of the most contemporary and diverse literature out today. It's incredibly casual, a couple of hours once a month to chat, meet new people, have a glass of wine and read some great new books.

You can opt in, and opt out, each month - we will announce each month's title the month before, and you can buy your spot when it comes up on the website. Each month is £15, which includes your copy of the book AND your first drink completely free on the night. You can pop in and buy your book directly from the shop, or we can deliver.

If you would like you book copy delivered, please let us know by popping us an email at zoe@manningtreearts.com.

If you would like your book collected from the shop, you don't need to do anything, your book will be available to pick up anytime from the following day.

NIGHTBLOOM

Peace Adzo Medie

Peace Adzo Medie, author of Reese’s Book Club pick His Only Wife , returns with a moving novel about the unbreakable power of female friendship.  When Selasi and Akorfa were young girls in Ghana, they were more than just cousins; they were inseparable. Selasi was exuberant and funny, Akorfa quiet and studious. They would do anything for each other, imploring their parents to let them be together, sharing their secrets and desires and private jokes.  Then Selasi begins to change, becoming hostile and quiet; her grades suffer and she builds a space around herself, shutting Akorfa out. Meanwhile, Akorfa is accepted to an American university with the goal of becoming a doctor. Although hopeful that she can create a fuller life as a woman in America, she discovers the insidious ways that racism places obstacles in her path once she leaves Ghana. It takes a crisis to bring the friends back together, with Selasi’s secret revealed and Akorfa forced to reckon with her role in their estrangement.  A riveting depiction of class and family in Ghana, a compelling exploration of memory, and an eye-opening story of life as an African-born woman in the United States, Nightbloom is above all a gripping and beautifully written novel attesting to the strength of female bonds in the face of societies that would prefer to silence women.

Tickets

  • General Admission

    £15.00

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