March’s pick is ‘Through The Leopard’s Gaze‘ by Njambi McGrath and is one of Jacaranda’s Twenty in 2020. As usual, we’ll be coming together to discuss the book before having a Q&A with a featured guest, who we’ll announce closer to the date.
Author Njambi McGrath will be joining us for a Q&A
Through the Leopard’s Gaze is an amazing memoir chronicling the award-winning comedian’s difficult but inspiring life growing up in Kenya. Her book illuminates family abuse, racism, identity and emotional triumph through the lenses of the author’s personal history and Kenya’s history.
In her captivating memoir Through the Leopard’s Gaze, Njambi McGrath details her life’s harrowing circumstances as a young girl in Kenya, who one fateful night was beaten to a pulp and left for dead. Thirteen-year-old Njambi, fearing her assailant would return to finish her, courageously escaped, walking through the night in the Kenyan countryside, risking wild animals, robbers and murderers, before being picked up by two shabbily dressed but safe men.
She buries the memories of that fateful day and night, and years later, ends up in London with a British husband and children. Then one day, a simple, unassuming wedding invitation arrives in her mailbox, causing her to have to confront the remnants of a past she had thought was behind her. This is a book about survival and courage when all else fails. It’s a searingly honest examination of human cruelty and strength in equal measure.
Where to get Through The Leopard’s Gaze:
You can get Through The Leopard’s Gaze on Audible here.
Join us on Sunday 28th March at 4:00 pm GMT for our virtual Audiobook Club on Zoom. Come and share your ideas, ask questions, and engage with others in conversation. (And yes, you can attend if you’ve read and not listened to the book too)
You can subscribe and listen to AudioBook Club on Apple Podcasts here
What to expect:
1. To share your ideas, thoughts and opinions.
2. To ask questions.
3. To be respectfully challenged.
4. To listen and be respectful of others.
5. To be open to new ideas and ways of thinking.
6. To meet a diverse group of thoughtful, intelligent and different people.
Who’s it for?
People that love audiobooks, podcasts, audio dramas and plays. Content is Queen is a safe space for people from all backgrounds to share their stories, thoughts and ideas through audio.
Our monthly Audiobook club selection will always be reflective of our wider community and values around inclusivity. We encourage listeners of all races, genders, and sexual orientation to join us and be a part of our community.
Additional places to get Through The Leopard’s Gaze:
Through The Leopard’s Gaze is available directly from Jacaranda’s website. You might also purchase/borrow from your local library, audiobooks.com, Libro.fm, and Google Play.
The event will be recorded, and the audio will be edited to create a monthly podcast. If you’d like to attend but don’t want to be included in the public release, please let us know at the start of the event.