23rd November 2023 by

Romance Reading Group – November session: Akwaeke Emezi’s You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty

Tuesday 28 November at 6:30 pm BST, Zoom

Autumn and winter symbolize death and the hope for the renewal to come in spring. In this spirit (and with a bit of an imaginative stretch)…

Join us on the 28th November for our Romance Reading Group session on Akwaeke Emezi’s novel You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty. In the Simon & Schuster edition’s Reading Group Guide, the author states that they had “been reading romance since [they] were a preteen, and [they] wanted to write a story that had a happy ending. Genre,” they continue, “is a loose concept for [them], and because [they] read across genres, it feels natural to write across them as well.” So how does this novel fit with our understanding and expectation of romance? 

We look forward to discussing this and much more at our Reading Group Session, 28th November at 6.30pm BST on Zoom.

As always, you can just show up for a chat even if you haven’t read the book. Please RSVP for a Zoom link and join us!