February 11th | 18:00 (next session 03/11)
Location: Municipal Library of Lagos
Organized by: CM Lagos
Class. age: M18
Participation is free, but subject to a limit of 20 mandatory prior registrations via telephone 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
The world is vast. The books, infinite. By reading authors from different geographies we can increase the borders of our human and literary territory. Travel without leaving the same place. Opening windows in the head for a better understanding of ourselves, the other, and this global place we inhabit.
Book being analyzed/read: A COR DO HIBISCUS, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The boundaries of young Kambili’s world are defined by the walls of the family’s luxurious estate and the rules of a repressive father. Daily life is regulated by schedules: pray, sleep, study and pray even more. Her life is privileged but the family environment is tense. The father has unrealistic expectations for his wife and children and severely punishes them when they prove less than perfect. When a military coup threatens to bring Nigeria to its knees, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother to their aunt’s house. It is there, in this house full of energy and laughter, that she discovers a whole new world where books are not forbidden, the aromas of curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and the joy of cousins echoes. This visit will awaken her to life and love and put an end to the suffocating silence that used to gag her. But her disobedience will have unexpected consequences. A work about freedom, love and hate, and the thin line between childhood and adulthood, which marked the debut of an extraordinary writer.
Sandro William Junqueira was born in 1974. He published: O Caderno do Algoz – Caminho 2009; A Piano for Tall Horses – Caminho e Leya Brasil, 2012; There are no Lemons in Heaven – The Way 2014; (Finalist of the Portuguese Society of Authors’ Romance and Novel Prize 2015); A Cantora Deitada – Caminho 2015 (Nominated Best Children’s Book for the Authors Award 2016 – SPA); Little Mi’s Great Journey – Path 2016; When Giraffes Lower Their Necks – Path 2017 (Nominated Best Novel for the 2018 Authors Award – SPA); The Words that Fled from the Dictionary – Path 2018 (Winner of the Best Children’s Book for the Authors Award 2018 – SPA); The Bleeding Family – Path 2021. Author of the plays “Os Anjos Tossem Assim”, “Medronho”, “O Presente de César” and “Shot to Nothing”. It has texts translated into English, German, Bulgarian and Dutch. He is currently the coordinator of the PANOS projects – new stages new words at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.
Source: https://www.cm-lagos.pt/municipio/eventos/10632-clube-de-leitura-de-lagos-a-volta-ao-mundo-em-11-livros-com-sandro-william- junqueira_10632