We meet between 7:00 and 9:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Boardroom at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre. Questions? Contact Cindy: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be meeting in December.
- January 15, 2019, The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
In the mid-1700s, Aminata is only 11-years old when her parents are murdered and she is kidnapped from her village in Africa. She is forced to walk for months to the ocean where she boards a ship to cross. She arrives in South Carolina, where she is sold to an indigo plantation owner and works there until she is then sold to another man and his wife, where she helps keep their home. After a number of years, “Meena” escapes to New York, and after a time, she finds herself in “The Book of Negroes” – a real list of Negroes who want to escape New York and the rebels for Nova Scotia as British Loyalists. All her life, she has really just wanted to go home, back to her village in Africa. – Summary from my own review (Cindy/LibraryCin’s) on Goodreads.com
- February 19, 2019 Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre