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Hummingbird March Book Club! ‘Chain Gang All-Stars’ by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From debut novelist Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Chain Gang All-Stars is a kaleidoscopic, excoriating look at the American prison system’s unholy alli­ance of systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration, and a clear-eyed reckoning with what freedom in this country really means

About the Book

Loretta Thurwar and Hamara “Hurricane Staxxx” Stacker are the stars of the Chain-Gang All-Stars, the cornerstone of CAPE, or Criminal Action Penal Entertainment, a highly popular, highly controversial profit-raising program in America’s increasingly dominant private prison industry. It’s the return of the gladiators, and prisoners are com­peting for the ultimate prize: their freedom.

In CAPE, prisoners travel as Links in Chain-Gangs, competing in death matches before packed arenas with righteous protestors at the gates. Thur­war and Staxxx, both teammates and lovers, are the fan favorites. And if all goes well, Thurwar will be free in just a few matches, a fact she carries as heavily as her lethal hammer. As she prepares to leave her fellow Links, Thurwar considers how she might help preserve their humanity, in defiance of these so-called games. But CAPE’s corporate own­ers will stop at nothing to protect their status quo, and the obstacles they lay in Thurwar’s path have devastating consequences.

FREE to attend – please RSVP below. Spots are limited!

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Date:
March 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hummingbird Books
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(617) 487-5101
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Hummingbird Books
55 Boylston Street, Suite 5510
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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(617) 487-5101
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