LPW Online Book Club: Girls by Theresa Ikoko

The LPW Online Book Club is just one of the things you can access if you become a member! Not a member yet? Well, if you want a jump start for your writing for the price of a cup of coffee, what are you waiting for? Sign up here today! (Want more reasons to join and a bit more info? Read this).

As a result of your feedback, we’ve changed the way we do book club, find out more here.

This month’s pick

For our December selection, we’re going to be reading Girls by Theresa Ikoko.

Why did we pick this?

Girls is a powerful play which won both the George Devine award and Alfred Fagon award in 2015. It received its world premiere in 2016 as part of HighTide’s annual festival, in a co-production between HighTide, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company.

The play follows three characters who have been kidnapped, and explores the impact of friendship, growing up and the stories that live behind the news headlines we see everyday. Girls delves into human nature, relationships and world circumstances in both a comical and deeply realistic way. We’re really excited about discussing the play with as many of you as possible.

Here’s a bit more information about the play: 

Tisana, Ruhab, and Haleema are three normal girls. They have a lot to say about family, faith, the world, growing up, their bodies, other people’s bodies, and much more. They’ve got plenty of time to talk. They’ve been kidnapped.

Girls explores enduring friendship, girlhood and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.

How it works

All you need to do is read the play then head on over to our Members Facebook Group from the 15th of the month to join the discussion! Book club threads will be marked with the hashtag #bookclub, so it will be easy to find the discussion. Feel free to comment on existing threads or even start your own, the more discussion, the better!

Once the discussion is open  on our Facebook Group, it will stay there, so you can dip in and out throughout the rest of the month as much or as little as you like, whenever is convenient for you.

(Please note, to avoid spoilers for those who haven’t finished the play yet, any comments posted on our Facebook Group prior to 15th of each month will be deleted). 

Need a copy?

If you need to buy a copy, you can do so at the link below. (And if you buy through this Amazon Affiliate link, a small portion of the sale will go towards supporting LPW – at NO extra charge to you!)

Girls by Theresa Ikoko

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