Hachette UK’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employee network, THRIVE, is hosting a free book club event in collaboration with Bloomsbury on Thursday 10th June.
The webinar, which will be hosted on Zoom from 6-7pm, will discuss the highly publicised debut novels of Mateo Askaripour and Zakiya Dalila Harris, Black Buck (John Murray Press) and The Other Black Girl (Bloomsbury). The discussion will cover the themes of their books and the inspiration behind their plots, including an exploration of how to tackle issues such as race, identity and the workplace through satire.
The authors will be in conversation with Sarah Ozo-Irabor, host and producer of the Books & Rhymes podcast, which aims to bridge the gap between classic and contemporary African literature.
Ebyan Egal and Joelyn Esdelle, co-chairs of THRIVE, commented: “We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Bloomsbury for our book club to discuss Black Buck and The Other Black Girl with the authors of two of the most highly anticipated books of the year. We’re such big fans of Sarah Ozo-Irabor’s brilliant Books & Rhymes podcast and we’re looking forward to her hosting this book club event.”
Sarah Ozo-Irabor, podcaster and host of the event, said: “I have no doubt that the audience will be enthralled by our delightful and effervescent conversation on the ties that bind Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck and Zakiya Dalila Harris’s The Other Black Girl, two timely books that pull back the curtain on Othering and being Othered in the workplace.”
Tickets are free and you can register for the event here.
Black Buck is available now in hardback, eBook and audio. The Other Black Girl publishes in hardback, eBook and audio on Thursday 1st June.