March Book Discussion
Join us Thursday March 11th at 6pm on Zoom as we discuss She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore.
To request a copy you can call or email us: 743-8345 or at email@example.com. Or by going online and logging in to your library account. This book is available in regular print, large print, CD audiobook, Playaway, and E-book formats.
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Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them.