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Woke and Well-Read Book Club: "Buck" by M.K. Asante

Please join the Woke & Well-Read Book Club in our 2nd year at Big Blue Marble! Our November read is the memoir Buck by M.K. Asante - a coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.

Woke & Well-Read explores life through African-American eyes, and is open to all. We meet two nights each month - the discussion is the same, and even more people can attend.

2018 - 2019 Reads

November 13/14  “Buck” by  M.K Asante

December 18/19  “Becoming” by  Michelle Obama

January 15/16  “The Wedding” by  Dorothy West

 February 19/20  “Sing, Unburied, Sing”  by Jesmyn Ward

 March 19/20 “The Untelling” by Tamari Jones

April  16/17  “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

 May 14/15 “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo

June 18/19  “We are Going to Need More Wine” by  Gabrielle Union