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Yale GALA Ivy-Plus Virtual Book Club. Discussing Under the Udala Trees
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Thursday, July 16, 8 PM EST (5 PM Pacific) Join us to discuss Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta (2015)--a lesbian coming of age story, set in warn-torn Nigeria -- on a lively Zoom call. Organized by Jim Clark (Yale SM '78) and Natasha (ES '

Join us Thursday, July 16, 2020 8-9:30 PM EST (5-6:30 PM Pacific Time) 

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What: Yale GALA Ivy-Plus Virtual Book Club. Discussion of Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta (2015). A Nigerian, lesbian book.  Everyone welcome. 
When: Thursday, July 16, 2020. 8-9:30 PM EST (5-6:30 PM Pacific Time).  Check back for RSVP info. 
Optional: submit book ideas for next session (during RSVP or email to Jim and Natasha anytime) 
Cost: FREE 

Enjoy a lively and engaging discussion with old and new friends, about our book Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta (2015). Yalies and friends are warmly invited; everyone is welcome.
Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta (2015 - 2nd release): A lesbian coming of age story, set in Nigeria.  Has won many awards
"Under the Udala Trees is a novel by Nigerian-American author Chinelo Okparanta written in 2015. It is set in 1960s Nigeria and follows the story of Ijeoma, a girl growing up in war-torn Nigeria who must come terms to term with her sexuality and the conflict this presents in society." (Wikipedia)


A 2017 Granta's Best of Young American Novelist

Finalist for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Prize

One of NPR's Best Books of 2015

A 2016 Lambda Award Winner

Long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Nominated for the 2015 NAACP Image Awards (Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction)
Nominated for the 2015 Nigerian Writers Awards (Young Motivational Writer of the 
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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