Wordfest Book Club

Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this fall and winter – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers?

Come prepared to delve into David Chariandy's novel, Brother, nominated for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize.  a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

This event marks the continuation of Wordfest's monthly book club series, which began with the inaugural Summer Reads Threesome series, hosted by blogger and book reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com.

About Brother aby David Chariandy

Coming... of age in The Park, a cluster of town houses and leaning concrete towers in the disparaged outskirts of a sprawling city, Michael and Francis battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. Propelled by the pulsing beats and styles of hip hop, Francis, the older of the two brothers, dreams of a future in music. Michael’s dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school, whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.

Chariandy’s long-awaited second novel, Brother, explores questions of masculinity, family, race and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.

About your host, Anne Logan

Anne Logan worked in the Canadian publishing industry for 7 years, and loved every minute of it. Now she reviews books online at iverreadthis.com, and on-air for CBC Calgary.

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November 22, 2017 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Memorial Park Library, Second Floor
1221 2 St SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0W5
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