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28th July 2018 - Afro Reads Book Club - Gloria by Kerry Young

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Palmers Green Library

Broomfield Lane

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Hi Readers, This will be the fifth meeting for 2018 of the Afro Reads Book Club for people from the African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American communities.

The book club usually meets every six weeks and the cost is £4 + 78p booking fee per person or £5 in person

The story is located in Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life forever. She and her younger sister flee their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. As all around them the city convulses with political change, Gloria's desperation and striking beauty lead her to Sybil and Beryl, and a house of ill-repute where she meets Yang Pao, a Kingston racketeer whose destiny becomes irresistibly bound with her own.

Sybil kindles in Gloria a fire of social justice which will propel her to Cuba and a personal and political awakening that she must reconcile with the realities of her life, her love of Jamaica and a past that is never far behind her.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the cusp of a new era, Gloria is an enthralling and illuminating story of love and redemption.

Finalist in Fiction for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

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