Hachette and Bloomsbury are holding a free book club event later this month featuring the debut novelists behind The Other Black Girl and Black Buck.
The webinar will take place on Zoom on 10th June from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., hosted by Hachette UK’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic employee network THRIVE, in collaboration with Bloomsbury.
It will discuss the debut novels of Mateo Askaripour (pictured) who wrote Black Buck (John Murray Press) and Zakiya Dalila Harris, author ofThe Other Black Girl (Bloomsbury), exploring the themes of their books and their inspirations as well as how to tackle issues such as race, identity and the workplace through satire.
The authors will be in conversation with Sarah Ozo-Irabor, host and producer of the “Books & Rhymes” podcast, which aims to bridge the gap between classic and contemporary African literature.
Ebyan Egal and Joelyn Esdelle, co-chairs of THRIVE, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Bloomsbury for our book club to discuss Black Buck and The Other Black Girl with the authors of two of the most highly anticipated books of the year."
Ozo-Irabor said: “I have no doubt that the audience will be enthralled by our delightful and effervescent conversation on the ties that bind Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck and Zakiya Dalila Harris’ The Other Black Girl, two timely books that pull back the curtain on Othering and being Othered in the workplace."
Tickets are free via the Eventbrite website.
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