Event Literary InQueeries: LGBTQ Book Group

January 15, 2020 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for our new book group, "Literary InQueeries: NPL's LGBTQ book group for everyone." All are welcome to this group, where we will read and discuss books with LGBTQ themes. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Commune (located at 33 Pleasant Street in Newburyport).

This month's title is Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.

Ijeoma comes of age as Nigeria 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.



All are welcome to this event. No reservations necessary. Please note that though this book group meets at Commune, it is run by the library. If you would like staff to put the book on hold for you, or have any questions about the group, please call us at 978-465-4428.

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