April Book Club Meeting - "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead

Fri Apr 26 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm UTC-04:00

Zoom Online | Toronto

The Black Women Network\/Black Women Connect
Publisher/HostThe Black Women Network/Black Women Connect
April  Book Club  Meeting - "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead
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About this Event

Are you a Black woman living in Toronto who is interested in meeting new people and building your network?

If so, Black Women Connect! Book Club may be perfect for you. This Toronto-based club focuses on celebrating Black literature, sisterhood, and reading. Our mission is to bring together Black women who enjoy reading fiction and nonfiction books by African-descended writers to have meaningful conversations, form connections, and socialize. Each month, we choose a book to use as the basis for discussing our experiences as Black women. Our club aims to inform, empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of our members through reading and connecting with each other. In addition to our book club, we also host special members-only brunches, retreats, thematic events, and other social events.

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📚 Dive into the Intriguing World of Harlem in the 1960s with Colson Whitehead's "Harlem Shuffle"

Join us for our April book club meeting as we explore "Harlem Shuffle," a captivating novel by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead. This nominee for Best Mystery & Thriller in 2021 takes us on a thrilling journey through Harlem’s underbelly in the 1960s, offering a mix of heist, family saga, and a profound social commentary on race and power.


About the Book:

"Harlem Shuffle" is centered around Ray Carney, a seemingly upright furniture salesman in Harlem. On the surface, Carney leads a decent life, but beneath his respectable facade lies a heritage of crime and survival. When Ray is pulled into a heist that goes awry, his life takes a dramatic turn, immersing him in a world of shady characters, from corrupt cops to local gangsters.



Why You Should Join:
  • Engaging Storytelling: Experience Colson Whitehead's exceptional storytelling, as he weaves a tale that is both a family saga and a crime novel.
  • Rich Historical Context: Explore the vividly recreated New York City of the early 1960s and gain insight into its social dynamics.
  • Thought-Provoking Themes: Discuss the novel's exploration of moral ambiguity, race, and the pursuit of the American dream.



Event Highlights:
  • In-Depth Discussion: Delve into the complex character of Ray Carney and the vivid world of 1960s Harlem.
  • Interactive Dialogue: Engage in enriching conversations about the novel's multifaceted themes and narrative style.
  • Community Connection: Connect with fellow book lovers who share a passion for literature and meaningful discussions.



RSVP Today!

Confirm your participation now and prepare for an evening of rich conversation and community.



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All new members must RSVP and join our group on Facebook and bring a food or drink item to the book club meetings.

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