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the BANGERS BOOK CLUB

Join us as we read two books each season, have a open forum about what we liked & what we learned, and invite stellar guests to further discuss the ideas explored in the books we read.

There is no pressure to read every book, and no pressure to join the discussion. This book club is for expanding our horizons and educating ourselves about experiences we may never have encountered.

Each season we will have forum post dedicated to discussion, as well as a round-up from one of The Bangers and a special guest.

This SEASON

we're reading

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With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the latest stunning page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes.

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Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction

'Essential' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015
'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
'A wake-up call to a country in denial' Observer

In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings.

Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge has written a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.