Chicago rapper Noname (real name Fatimah Nyeema Warner) wants her followers to get back to the fundamentals of reading and is doing her part with the launch of a monthly book club.
Simply called Noname’s Book Club, the 27-year old rapper says she wants to use her platform to highlight progressive work from writers of color and members of the LGBTQ community.”
For the month of August, members can choose from two books. The first is “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” a nonfiction title written by Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, who writes about taking a different approach to education and organizing to transform oppressive structures in society and create a more just, caring and beautiful world through action and reflection that is co-created with those who have been marginalized and dehumanized.
The second title “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” a New York Times best seller, is a collection of humorous essays written by Samantha Irby, the founder of the blog, Bitches Gotta Eat.
If you’re interested in purchasing either book, visit nonamebooks.com.