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Book Club: Who Fears Death

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Geek Girls Headquarters 24509 Walnut St #203 Newhall, CA 91321

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    Don't forget to bring any unfinished craft projects you might have from other GGF meetings! We will have supplies and materials available for all attendees who want to finish up the projects they started!
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    Don't forget to bring any unfinished craft projects you might have from other GGF meetings! We will have supplies and materials available for all attendees who want to finish up the projects they started!

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For the month of January we will be reading in the Magical Realism genre.  With that being said, our pick for this month is Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.  (and just a little secret, this is supposedly in development at HBO with George R. R. Martin producing!) Be one of the cool kids in the know and join us for book club this month!

In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different—special—she names her Onyesonwu, which means "Who fears death?" in an ancient language. 

It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu—a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her.

Member or Non-member - this meeting is FREE.

Feel free to stay for our Graphic Novel discussion right after this meeting at 8:30pm!

Get the details on our Book Club here.

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