Afro Reads Book Club

Saturday 28th July 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London N13 4EY

 

Join us on the 28th as we read ‘Gloria‘ by Kerry Young (finalist in Fiction for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature).

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the cusp of a new era, Gloria is an enthralling and illuminating story of love and redemption.

 

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“The story is located in Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life forever. She and her younger sister flee their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. As the city convulses with political change, Gloria’s desperation and striking beauty lead her to Sybil and Beryl, and a house of ill-repute where she meets Yang Pao, whose destiny becomes irresistibly bound with her own. Sybil kindles in Gloria a fire of social justice which will propel her to Cuba, on a personal and political awakening that she must reconcile with the realities of her life, her love of Jamaica and a past that is never far behind her”.

This will be the fifth meeting for 2018. The book club usually meets every six weeks.

£5 per person. Register here