Found in Translation Book Club
Found in Translation book club tours the globe through world literature in translation. We will explore different countries, cultures, and communities through amazing stories, gaining a fresh perspective as we focus on reading diversely. Join us each month for a new literary trip that will broaden our horizons and ultimately enrich our world.
Standing Heavy by GauZ &
Translated by Frank Wynne
A funny, fast-paced, and poignant take on Franco-African history, as told through the eyes of three African security guards in Paris.
All over the city, they are watching: Black men paid to stand guard, invisible among the wealthy flâneurs and yet the only ones who truly see. From Les Grands Moulins to a Sephora on the Champs-Élysées, Ferdinand, Ossiri, and Kassoum find their way as undocumented workers amidst political infighting and the ever-changing landscape of immigration policy. Fast-paced and funny, poignant and sharply satirical, Standing Heavy is a searing deconstruction of colonial legacies and capitalist consumption and an unforgettable account of everything that passes under the security guards’ all-seeing eyes.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 7 PM on Friday, January 19, to discuss the book with book club host Mariah! This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
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Content Warnings for Found in Translation 2024
Content Warnings for Standing Heavy
Content Warnings for Whale
Content Warnings for Boulder
Content Warnings for The Gospel According to the New World
Content Warnings for Time Shelter
Dates and books for upcoming 2024 Found in Translation
|February 16 at 7 PM
Standing Heavy by GauZ’, translated by Frank Wynne
|March 15 at 7 PM
Whale by Cheon Myeong-Kwan, translated by Chi-Young Kim
|April 19 at 7 PM
Boulder by Eva Baltasar, translated by Julia Sanches
|May 17 at 7 PM
The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Conde, translated by Richard Philcox
|June 21 at 7 PM
Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated by Angela Rodel