We just love the community and camaraderie generated by the literary discussions during our quarterly Book Club. We are thrilled that our Book Club is led by Delight Roberts, an incredible avid book reader and a member of The Koa Club, who does an amazing job of facilitating engaging and meaningful conversations around the selected reading. The Book Club generally highlights non-fiction books (with an occasional fiction read for fun) that tackle interesting and timely topics for our current times.
Next Book Club Meeting
September 16, 2020
5pm-6:30pm Pacific Time
Online Event via Zoom only
Please register on the button below to save your “seat” and the Zoom link and meeting password will be separately sent to you to attend the online event. If you register and do not see the Event confirmation email or calendar invite with the Zoom link by the morning of September 16, please remember to check your spam folder for the email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Book Club Reading
Delight will be leading the discussion on Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, an autobiographical comedy book written by comedian, Trevor Noah.
Published in November 2016, Born a Crime was received favorably by major U.S. book reviewers. It became a #1 New York Times Bestseller and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Newsday, Esquire, NPR, and Booklist.
Below is a short summary of the book from GoodReads:
The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
Fee and Registration
– This Book Club meeting is designated a Community Event and is open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club.
– Free for all attendees.
– Register for the event at https://thekoaclub.com/event/book-club-2/