Thursday, November the 16th: Book Club - Go Tell It on the Mountain by J. Baldwin

Join our Book Club to discuss J. Baldwin's novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain. No need to have read the book to join the group. For more information, please contact Danièle: nibourel@free.fr 




The novel is a 1953 semi-autobiographical writing by James Baldwin. It tells the story of John Grimes, an intelligent teenager in 1930s Harlem, and his relationship to his family and his church.

The novel also reveals the back stories of John's mother, his biological father, and his violent, religious fanatic step-father, Gabriel Grimes.

The novel focuses on the role of the Pentecostal Church in the lives of African-Americans, as a negative source of repression and moral hypocrisy and also as a positive source of inspiration and community.