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The AfroFuturism Book Club with Tyree Boyd-Pates

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453 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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AfroFuturism is vast. In this club, we focus on new fiction, led by Tyree Boyd-Pates, professor and curator at the California African American Museum.

For December, we are reading Lambda Literary Award finalist An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, a novel rich with marginalized characters. 300 years into its journey, a racially stratified "generation ship" careens through space towards a forgotten destination. A couple of renegades from the lower decks may have found the secret to altering the slave ship's fate... or escaping it.


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All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book, snacks/bevs, and a dedicated moderator - to keep the discussion on track! All clubs meet at The Last Bookstore.

You can get your ticket (which includes us shipping the book to you!) at the link on this page - OR just come in to the store and look for our book club display (near the book tunnel).

If you choose the on-line option (the one with shipping), please send a mailing addy to larkin.lastbookstore@gmail.com

Tyree Boyd-Pates is a history curator, professor, writer, speaker, and influencer, with a passion for Black history, social justice, and community organizing. Boyd-Pates received his Master's Degree in Africana Studies with an emphasis in Religion from Temple University. An avid lover and proponent of Black culture and digital engagement, Tyree founded his own radio show, The Corner, and launched his blog, TyreeBP.com, fusing his love for race, faith, culture, and politics.

Tyree Boyd-Pates has worked as a professor at California State University Dominguez Hills and Pacific Oaks College. He has written for publications, such as The Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, Fusion and has been featured in the LA Times, Ebony Magazine, and more. He recently delivered a TED Talk at TEDxCrenshaw on Black Male Achievement and serves as a mentor for young men of color with the California Endowment’s Brother, Sons, Selves initiative.

Tyree is currently the History Curator and Program Manager for the California African American Museum, where he recently opened No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 – an in-depth exploration of the historical events that led up to the 1992 LA Uprising. He’s also the co-founder of the start-up Black Book LA.


cover of An Unkindness of Ghosts, featuring a very serious, young, African face superimposed over a starry galactic sky


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