Blickity Black Book Club


The Blickity Black Book Club is a bi-monthly virtual book club that brings together enthusiastic readers of contemporary Black writers of poetry and fiction. Choose to opt in to one month or the whole season and join rich discussions of new literature from Black authors. 

Currently Reading:

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

"A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence." - from the Blurb

​"May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review

“A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly.” —Entertainment Weekly

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays, December 7 and 21, at 6pm on zoom

First Discussion: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr, Chapters "Judges" - "II Kings"

Second Discussion: The rest of the book

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Book Selection
October: 808s & Otherworlds: Memories, Remixes, & Mythologies (Pub 9/14) by Sean Avery Medlin.

November: Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

December:  The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr

This is a book club affiliated with Word Up Community Bookshop. Copies can be purchased at Word Up either online (see the bottom of the page) or at the store. 



Book Club Schedule
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 6pm on Zoom

October: 5 & 19
November: 2 & 16
December: 7 & 21

After registering, you will receive an email with the zoom link and other information from the facilitator, Memphis Washington. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to reach out at

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 7:30pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
808s & Otherworlds: Memories, Remixes, & Mythologies By Sean Avery Medlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953387066
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 14th, 2021

The Prophets By Robert Jones, Jr. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021