In order to continue the crucial conversations that began during our 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning “Citizen: An American Lyric,” Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club.
Join us via Zoom to discuss Men We Reaped, by Jesmyn Ward.
In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life―to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made this two-time National Book Award winner ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth―and it took her breath away.
Learn more about this year’s book selections on our Antiracism Book Club page.
(suggested donation $5)
Please be sure to register and supply an email address at check-out to receive Zoom link via email the day before the event.