Black Voices Book Club Celebrates Big Read

Please join the Black Voices Book Club on Monday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shepherd Park Library in celebrating the 2010 Big Read DC selection, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

During last month's lively discussion of Against the Odds, the local author, Benedict Igwe, joined the group to answer some mind-boggling questions from the members. Some of the questions revolved around the conditions surrounding the characters, school discipline in Africa compared to America, common misconceptions between Africans and African-Americans, and Igbo marriage customs and cultural expectations.