Nigger: An Autobiography | August 2021 Bookclub Selection

Words are a tricky thing. Sometimes we bestow them with far too much power and authority. But there are moments when the collective “We” seek to take back power from those words that have victimized and degraded us. It’s with this aim that Dick Gregory’s million-copy plus bestselling memoir, Nigger: An Autobiography, was birthed into this world. “Powerful and ugly and beautiful…[Nigger is] a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it.”

Join the MahoganyBooks | Very Smart Brothas book club during the month of August as we read Dick Gregory’s seminal work, Nigger: An Autobiography. We will meet to discuss the book on September 3, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at our Anacostia location. We look forward to a conversation befitting of the great Dick Gregory’s wit, intelligence, and commitment to community.

Rest in Power, Brother Gregory!


About the Book

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory’s million-copy-plus bestselling memoir–now in trade paperback for the first time.

Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America’s best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America.

Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory’s memoir riveted readers in the sixties. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The book has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory’s incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.


Discussion Day Info

The discussion will take place on September 3rd from 6PM -8PM EST at MahoganyBooks, located at 1231 Good Hope Rd., SE Washington, DC 20020.

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