Too Lit To Quit Book Club discusses THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI
Our Too Lit to Quit Book Club reads new fiction, with a strong focus on women and BIPOC authors --Loyalty's mission. This event is free, but you must RSVP via the ticket link below to get the zoom info for the meeting!
Too Lit Too Quit book club is led by inventory manager, former chef, and all around badass Alana. We'll be meeting via zoom for the foreseeable future! This event is free, but please RSVP to receive the link and password to join us.
ABOUT THIS MONTH'S BOOK
What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? A dramatic and deeply moving novel by the internationally acclaimed author of Freshwater
They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died.
One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understanda child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and a compassionate but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek’s closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens—and Osita struggles to understand Vivek’s escalating crisis—the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom.
Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations—a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader.