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Bookclub discussing “The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
Tue 28 March 2017, 19:30 – 22:00 BST
Love reading? Enjoy books that tell stories from around the globe about injustice and courage, love and survival? Then come along to our bookclub for a great time discussing books with a human-rights focus.
For our next bookclub we will be discussing "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. At the end of our meeting we will also decide what book we'll read next and when we will meet again.
Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.