AFRIKANAH BOOK CLUB
Our mission is to facilitate a space where young black women can gather socially and grow intellectually through the exploration of literature produced by black women and literary works with strong black female characters and subject matters. Afrikanah Book Club was founded in 2018 in Houston, Texas. Since its inception, the club has grown tremendously. It has not only expanded to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has also been a virtual book club since 2019. The club has membership from Oakland, California to Queens, New York.
BLACK WOMEN READING BOOKS BY BLACK WOMEN
Afrikanah Book Club was founded by Dr. Lindsay Gary (PhD, MFA, MA, MPA) in February 2018. She is a professor-scholar, multidisciplinary artivist, and Afrocentric entrepreneur whose mission is to educate, connect, and empower the African Diaspora.
"Afrikanah Book Club is a safe space for Black women to grow, learn, connect, and celebrate ourselves."
The New Red Book by Dr. Gary highlights the history of Houston through the perspective of place - 50 cultural organizations and sites created and sustained by African Americans.
AFRIKANAH BOOK CLUB'S
FIRST BOOK STORE
Our bookstore houses an array of books of different genres, from fiction to children's books. Like the mission of our club, our store will exclusively carry books written by Black women authors from around the world. It will also highlight Black-owned publishing companies, local authors, and stories centered around the experiences of members of the African Diaspora.