The Nelson Public Library and Nelson’s Amnesty International group have teamed up to celebrate the role of literature in human rights issues with a book club that embraces popular novels and great discussions.
The next Nelson AI Book Club meets Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm in the Library to discuss the prize-winning novel Carnivalby Rawi Hage. Everyone is welcome.
Carnival follows the story of “Fly”, a wanderer in the form of a taxi driver, the circus-raised son of a trapeze artist and a flying carpet pilot and a keen observer of the weird and the wonderful that humanity has to offer. In Carnival City, hunger and injustice are ever-present, and books provide the only shelter.
Launched in 2014, the Amnesty International Book Club recommends a new Canadian novel every two months, with online features such interactive author interviews, podcast episodes, challenging discussion questions and rich human rights backgrounds to the books’ topics.
Facilitators and Amnesty International members Maggie Raymond and Judy O’Leary will lead a friendly discussion about the book, along with Nelson Library staffer Anne DeGrace. The Library is happy to order in extra copies of the book. For more information call the library at 352-6333.