Global Book Club Meeting: The Legendary Weaver
  • Room 406, Babbage Building, Plymouth University (This room has disabled access - if the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.)

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Join us for lively discussion of books about the lives of people around the world and the issues that affect them.  

This month's event focuses on The Legendary Weaver by local author Abimbola Gbemi Alao who will visit the group to discuss her novel.

The Legendary Weaver is set in Nigeria, where Kike, the protagonist, lives with her mother Aduni, in a small, remote village. A serious bout of fever leaves Kike weakened. She recovers slowly but gradually loses her hearing until, in her early teens, she is totally deaf. After a period of deep depression, she turns her disability into a challenge and this challenge into wondrous capability, as she advances from her lowly station to a symbolic house on the hill. 

"Told in a simple, sometimes earthy style, this story is a parable and moral tale, a paean to the indomitability of the human spirit." Niyi Osundare, poet and literary critic. 

(Book extract from website.)

Email Sue Kay ( for more information.

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by Plymouth University.

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