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Rainbow Reading Book Club: “Under the Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta

4th Wednesday, 6-8pm

Inspired by Nigeria’s folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly. Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie.

Join our book club for commitment-phobes. Each month has a new genre and many titles are available for free. Come every time or drop in when the selection intrigues you. Every text is LGBTQ-related and readers will be invited to discuss them in person and online beforehand.

Earlier Event: June 28
Game Club
Later Event: June 29