2008 finds The Bibliophiles remaining with the subject of contemporary social issues. We have chosen to read and discuss some of the compelling topics of the day in the States and on the Continent of Africa, in the form of both fiction and non-fiction. The topics include Biafra’s independence struggle; the crisis of the Lost Boys of the Sudan; fame versus demonstrable power and the African-American athlete; a collection of essays on the social and political response to Hurricane Katrina; and the bonds of friendship between women.
- HALF OF A YELLOW SUN by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- COME ON PEOPLE: On the Path from Victims to Victors by William Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint
- THEY POURED FIRE ON US FROM THE SKY: The true story of three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Dent, and Benjamin Ajak with Judy A. Bernstein
- AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY SHE RESTED by J. D. Mason
- FORTY MILLION DOLLAR SLAVES: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden
- AFTER THE STORM: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina by David Dante Troutt