[Hac-announce] February 2021 Book Discussion: "Cotton Comes to Harlem" by Chester Himes

kvngough at aol.com kvngough at aol.com
Tue Jan 26 11:57:50 EST 2021

Our book for February is Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes. The discussion will take place Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm via Zoom.
A genre novel by one of the great Black writers of the 20th Century, Chester Himes, sometimes referred to as the “Black Raymond Chandler” because much of his writing was in the detective genre. (Unfortunately, his non-genre masterpiece, "If He Hollers Let Him Go", is not readily available in CT public libraries!)

>From Amazon:
Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of [Himes’s] hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement, he’s counting on a big Harlem rally to produce a massive collection –for his own private charity. But the take is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everyone wants to get his hands on. As NYPD detectives “Coffin Ed” Johnson and “Grave Digger” Jones piece together the complexity of the scheme, we are treated to Himes’s brand of hard-boiled crime fiction at its very best.
“Chester Himes is one of the towering figures of the black literary tradition….A master craftsman.” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The book discussion is a virtual event using the Zoom platform:
1) If you have signed up for the discussion on Meetup, you have access to the Zoom link for the meeting.
2) If you are not a 'regular' attendee and have not signed up for the discussion on Meetup but plan on attending, please send us an e-mail (kvngough at aol.com) and we will send you an invitation to the meeting.
Here is a link to a short video that discusses how to join a Zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-?zcid=1588
Hope you and your family are safe and well,
Kevin (& Paula)
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