Black Voices Book Club Celebrates Big Read

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

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.