Bitch Lit Book Club: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Thursday 12th July 18:30 at London - Gower Street
BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, cheese and irreverant, fun discussion led by literary criticLucy Scholes and Gower Street’s Elizabeth Morris.
On July 12th we will be discussing Men We Reapedby Women’s Prize shortlisted Jesmyn Ward. Jesmyn Ward's acclaimed memoir shines a light on the community she comes from in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young black men dear to her, including her beloved brother - to accidents, murder and suicideThis acclaimed memoir shines a light on a community in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi. Here, in the space of four years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young black men dear to her, including her beloved brother - to accidents, murder and suicide. As Jesmyn dealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: the fates of these young men were predetermined by who they were and where they were from, because racism and economic struggle breed a certain kind of bad luck. The agonising reality brought Jesmyn to write, at last, their true stories and her own.
Numbers strictly limited, please book promptly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8/6(students), include wine and cheese. Book online, in store or by phoning 020 7636 1577.
Previous Bitch Lit titles:
I Love Dick - Chris Kraus
Negroland - Margot Jefferson
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept - Elizabeth Smart
Difficult Women - Roxane Gay
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine - Alexandra Kleeman
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
The Pumpkin Eater - Penelope Mortimer
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Power - Naomi Alderman
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
Passing - Nella Larsen
The Red Parts - Maggie Nelson
Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner
Margaret the First - Danielle Dutton
Stet - Diana Athill
Abandon - Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
All Grown Up - Jami Attenberg
Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
The Liars Club - Mary Karr
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