Iftar and Book Discussion
Thursday, May 6, 18h30 @Chez Alpha Books
In the past two months our book club has enjoyed reading THE HUNDRED WELLS OF SALAGA and EVERFAIR. This month we're excited to read and discuss SEGU! As a work of historical fiction, Segu is tremendous. It begins in 1797, in a flourishing city-state of the same name in what is now Mali, and follows the men of the Traore family for over half a century. It is a fast changing period of time in West African history for the Bambara. They are guided by their griots and priests; as their lives are ruled by the elements and the changes to come, for the battle of the soul of Africa has begun. From the east comes a new religion, Islam, and from the West, the slave trade. Traveling through Mali to Brazil to Jamaica to London and Benin, Segu follows the life of Dousika Traore, the king’s most trusted advisor, and his four sons, whose fates embody the forces tearing at the fabric of the nation
Book available at Chez Alpha Books.
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