Contemporary Social Issues – Year 3

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.