A book club dedicated to World Literature
From Peru to China, Nigeria to Hungary, some the world’s greatest writers are at work oversees. In this bi-monthly book club, readers will explore these literary talents from around the world, discussing their books and the places they come from.
In October, World Book Club attendees will be discussing A. Igoni Barrett’s novel, Blackass. A satire set in modern-day Lagos, Barrett’s newest novel takes Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” as its starting point, and features a young Nigerian man who wakes up on the morning of a job interview and discovers that he’s turned white.
An hour-long discussion will be followed by an informal reception. Attendees are expected to have read the book in advance.
Copies of Blackass can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration for the Book Club is not required.