EOTO's Book Club 2022!

EOTO's Book Club 2022!

mangoes & friends – The African Book Club:

EOTO’s book club mangoes & friends is beginning its 2022 season on February 6, 3 – 5 p.m. online. This time we will be talking about Yaa Gyasi’s novel “Transcendent Kingdom”. Please register with our book club facilitator Fitsame Teferra under info@habtebooks.com and get your Zoomlink to join the meeting. Upon registration you are also very welcome to inquire about borrowing the book from the EOTO library. We have four copies of Gyasi’s novel at Togostrasse 76. Looking forward to seeing you on our book club Sundays in 2022!

mangoes & friends is an English book club which started at EOTO in 2020. It aims at empowering People of African descent (PAD) through reading the works of writers from the African continent and Africans in the diaspora. We will introduce the works of African and Afrodiasporic writers and create a space to openly and honestly discuss stories and books we can relate to. Take the opportunity to meet with African, Black and Afrodiasporic bookworms and fans of the occasional literary enjoyment, discuss PAD authors.

The book club is led by Fitsame Teferra, a literary enthusiast running the independent children's books publishing house specializing in African languages and stories Habte Books.

REGISTRATION: To register, please send an email to info@habtebooks.com. Upon registration you will receive the link to the online platform. We are looking forward to seeing you on Sundays!


The 2022 schedule of mangoes & friends:

Sun, February 6, 2022, 15 - 17 h: Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom

Sun, April 10, 2022, 15 - 17 h: Toni Cade Bambara, The Salt Eaters

Sun, June 12, 2022, 15 - 17 h: To be determined

Sun, August 14, 2022, 15 - 17 h: To be determined

Sun, October 16, 2022, 15 - 17 h: To be determined

Sun, November 20, 2022, 15 - 17 h: To be determined



The complete schedule of the 2021 book club:

Sun, March 14, 15 - 17 h: Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji

Sun, April 18, 15 - 17 h: Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Sun, June 6, 15 - 17 h: Bernadine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other

Sun, July 18, 15 - 17 h: Teju Cole, Open City

Sun, September 19, 15 - 17 h: Octavia E. Butler, Kindred

Sun, November 7, 15 - 17 h: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions


The book club is part of EOTO‘s Black Diaspora Library Berlin project, funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Integration, Arbeit und Soziales, die Beauftragte des Berliner Senats für Partizipation und Migration


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