Black History Month Book Club

October 1st - October 31st 2019: Black Excellence

Student Services, Information Services and Kent Union are pleased to promote our Book Clubs, for students and staff who want to feed their literary curiosity and discover new books and resources outside of their academic studies.

Black History Month, features over 40 titles, classic and modern, fiction and non-fiction, from all over the world which explore what it means to be Black both historically and in the world today.

See the books!

Some of these titles are available to borrow from the Templeman or the Drill Hall Libraries, or to purchase from Blackwell’s book shop on the Canterbury campus, whilst others you will need to source yourself. There will be a display in the Library Café, all through October.

We hope you enjoy them. Challenge yourself – how many can you read in October? Share your reading comments and pictures on social media with #KentBHM2019 #unikentbookclub

Read more about Kent Union’s activities during Black History Month including an author talk hosted in the Templeman Lecture Theatre by Alumni Elijah Lawal on his book The Clapback.

Book clubs

The Book Clubs will feature suggested reading lists, some of which are specifically designed to recognise and acknowledge special awareness months, weeks or days, and will hopefully open new literary worlds for you to discover. Look out for further Book Clubs and related displays coming soon!

Get involved!

Is something missing? Students and staff members have the option to submit a reading suggestion via the ‘Recommend a Book’ function via

Share your views on what you are reading with #unikentbookclub on Twitter and Facebook.


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