This summer Brown Girls Out Loud is hosting a Summer Reading, Book Club for Patrons only! Our first book was chosen by our subscribers:
Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God.
A novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, wrote four novels and more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays. Their Eyes Were Watching God is her most well known work. It has been adapted to the stage and screen countless times, most recently starring Halle Berry in the 2005 Oprah Winfrey production of the same name.
Written in 1937, the book centers Janie Crawford, a Black American woman telling her life story. Through flashbacks we are taken on a journey through several decades of her life. We will explore several themes throughout our time reading together. However, discussions around gender roles and sex and sexuality for Brown girls will be a central point of discussion. We will also work to connect the dots between the challenges Janie faced during her time in the early part of the 20th century and the challenges we are facing in our lives today, during our time in the early part of the 21st century.
Whether you are a $2 subscriber or a $20 subscriber, we will create content to engage and inspire you through this reading and make us think. All patrons will receive a digital copy of the book but only one lucky patron will win a hard copy! You must be a patron to participate in all the fun.
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