Conversations From The Cafe

"All About Love: New Visions" by Bell Hook

An episode of Conversations From The Cafe

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A monthly book club discussion from Cafe Con Libros, a Feminist Community Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Brooklyn.

Each month, Kalima DeSuze gets nerdy and intimate while interviewing a community member about their perspective on the book. They also take time to reflect on the book club discussion and share their favorite things about Brooklyn.

Produced & Edited by Claire Franjola.
More places to listen
A monthly book club discussion from Cafe Con Libros, a Feminist Community Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Brooklyn.

Each month, Kalima DeSuze gets nerdy and intimate while interviewing a community member about their perspective on the book. They also take time to reflect on the book club discussion and share their favorite things about Brooklyn.

Produced & Edited by Claire Franjola.

More places to listen

"The Fifth Season" by N.K. Jemisin
Kalima and Shristi dive into sci-fi and discuss the artful world building and major twists in the first book of a trilogy. (Spoiler Alerts)
37:03
December 3, 2019
"The Kiss Quotient" by Helen Hoang
In the book club's second dance with romance, Kathy and Kalima gush over how much they love the explicit Feminist themes of this book and why this is a must read for folx looking for romance outside the traditional normal troupes. Produced & Edited by Ryan Cameron.
46:28
November 1, 2019
"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
Peter's book selection this month was kismet as the book club grieved the loss of Toni Morrison. In this episode, Kalima & Peter reflect on their own life experiences and confront conflicting empathetic feelings as Morrison's seminal piece dives into topics of race, gender, and intergenerational trauma.
44:55
October 1, 2019
"The Proposal" by Jasmine Guillory
Rebekkah and Kalima navigate through their first romance novel and discover the void of black romance authors. *In a previous iteration of this episode, Kalima mentioned meeting Alyssa Cole.  This was a case of mistaken identity.  Kalima met another local author who is also a romance novelists.  She talked passionately about Alyssa's work.  Later, when the community member dropped off Ms. Cole's books, Kalima assumed it was Alyssa Cole.  We apologize for the mistake.
51:16
September 21, 2019
"Normal People" by Sally Rooney
Caroline joins Kalima for an introspective dialogue about power dynamics in relationships, open communication, and what it means to be “normal”.  Support small bookstores by ordering this book or ANY book from Cafe Con Libros
39:18
August 13, 2019
"Girls & Sex" by Peggy Orenstein
Kalima and Ashleigh discuss the shortcomings of sexual education while addressing the concerns and realities for young women today who are navigating through their sexuality.  Note to listeners that sensitive topics related to sex are discussed. 
40:16
June 8, 2019
"The Power" by Naomi Alderman
Kalima & Cristina express their thoughts on what the world would be like if women suddenly obtained a superpower giving them power over men in a new society. 
36:59
April 25, 2019
"All About Love: New Visions" by Bell Hook
Kalima & Blessing reflect on the ideas presented by Bell Hooks to love better in romantic relationships, friendships, family, and spiritual connections. 
28:57
April 12, 2019
"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
Kalima and Claire discuss female friendships and how the slew of troubles in a poor neighborhood in 1950s Naples are still relatable today.
40:37
March 21, 2019
"The Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhimes
Kalima, owner of Café Con Libros, talks with book club member, Ma-Nyahn, about the power of saying yes and equally to say no.
32:05
February 9, 2019
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00:41
February 9, 2019
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