The Shadows Took Shape Book Club
Nalo Hopkinson: Brown Girl in the Ring
Dec 15, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In honor of the upcoming, major group exhibition The Shadows Took Shape, please join The Studio Museum in Harlem for a new series of book club discussions moderated by prominent artists, scholars, and bloggers interested in science fiction and speculative literature.
In Brown Girl in the Ring, the rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways-farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.
Additional scheduled Book Club dates:
January 26: Samuel R. Delany, Nova (1968)
February 23: Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist (1999)
March 6: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)
All of the books listed above are available in the Studio Museum bookstore!
To RSVP for the Book Club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.