curating stories – relationships + culture + activism

August Theme: Love is a Mythical Game

Eggs Bacon Breakfast Love Card (2)
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about the book

Synopsis: Love In Color - A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs to be truly seen. A young businesswoman attempts a great leap in her company, and an even greater one in her love life. A powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman is forced to decide whether she should uphold her family’s politics or be true to her heart.

In her debut collection, internationally acclaimed writer Bolu Babalola retells the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology with incredible new detail and vivacity. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from long-erased places.

Our online book club is meant for women of color to come together every month to discover new book selections and to foster a sense of community by discussing these stories. Each month we focus on a different theme; feel free to interrupt this theme with your chosen food & libations.
To join us, please RSVP at the link above (subject "black booked busy bookclub") and do so a week before the scheduled meeting. Only those who have RSVP will be sent a meeting link by email. Look forward to seeing you! Please invite anyone who you feel may be interested.

Past bookclub meetings

August 15: I <3 NY - Seven Days in June
October 3: Adventures in Babysitting - Such a Fun Age
November 7: A Day at the Office - Black Buck
January 9: Devil Went Down to Georgia - An American Marriage
February 27: Not Just Black & White - The Vanishing Half
May 1: Desperate Housewives - Adele
June 26: Family Matters - Black Cake