January 26, 2023
Zambo Aroma has partnered with the Literary Freedom Project to host a book club! The Literary Freedom Project presents One Book One Bronx. LFP is committed to creating spaces that help leverage the power of books, culture, and education. Our programs value the variety of histories and cultures in the Bronx and give residents places to build community and explore social engagement.
Each week, One Book One Bronx hosts restorative conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality. The program reflects the borough's racial, economic, and gender demographics and builds bridges to engagement while (re)sparking a love of literature.
This event is free and open to the public. Free books will also be available.
Covering the life and works of American writer and activist James Baldwin, and the theme of racial inequality in the United States, Glaude uses these topics to discuss what he views as historically failed opportunities for America to "begin again". He analyzes Baldwin's activism and sexuality and his non-fiction writings, perceiving a shift in his later works. Glaude uses ideas from Baldwin to comment on contemporary racial topics such as the Black Lives Matter movement.