Food for Thought!
We missed everyone during our usual summer break. Let’s get the convo re-started with Zadie Smith’s The Autograph Man, Wednesday September 9 from 6:00-7:00. September through December we’ll meet 2nd Wednesdays on Zoom (until it’s safe to return to Cultivate Cafe). This registration link will give you access to the remaining 2020 discussions. In January we’ll switch to 2nd Thursdays, with a new registration link.
Alex Clark for The Guardian: “The Autograph Man tells us how Zadie Smith feels and what she thinks about Jewishness and goyishness, Zen Buddhism, the relationship between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, being upgraded to business class, living on your own with a cat, the manic internationalism of hotel breakfasts, male bonding and female bravery, Ginger Rogers and Lauren Bacall.”
The Autograph Man is available from the public libraries via OhioLink, and the YSU Barnes and Noble.
October 14 (fiction) The Water Dancer by Ta Nehisi Coates
November 11 (poetry) Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
December 9 Any children’s book by a Black author
January 14 (short stories) The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
February 11 (fiction) The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
March 11 (fiction) We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
April 8 (speculative fiction) Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
May 13 (fiction) An American Marriage by Tayari Jones