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Intersectional Feminist Book Club: "Patience is a Subtle Thief." (1)

We're Back! In honor of "Reading Africa Week (Dec 3-9), we're reading and discussing "Patience is a Subtle Thief" with author, Abi Ishola-Ayodeji. A coming of age story set in political volatile 1990s Nigeria.

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Intersectional Feminist Book Club: "Patience is a Subtle Thief." (1)
Intersectional Feminist Book Club: "Patience is a Subtle Thief." (1)

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Feb 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST


About the Event

About the Book: For as long as she can remember, Patience Adewale, the eldest daughter of Chief Kolade Adewale, has been waiting for confirmation that there is a place where she truly belongs. In her family’s mansion in Ibadan, Patience lives a sheltered life, seeking solace from uncertainty, and finding none, in her distant father and stepmother, Modupe. More than anything, Patience wonders why her father and uncle banished her mother from their compound years ago—and whether her mother is even alive.

Determined to discover the truth, Patience embarks on a desperate search for her mother. Answers begin to surface when she unexpectedly reconnects with her cousin Kash and meets his friend Emeka, petty thieves with an opportunity to make a big score. But unforeseen events lead to unexpected consequences—demanding a price from Patience that may be too steep to pay.

Suspenseful and evoking the subtleties of Nigerian life, Patience Is a Subtle Thief is the heart-wrenching story of one young woman’s precarious journey to adulthood, and the risks and sacrifices it takes to follow her heart.

About the Author: Abi Ishola-Ayodeji is an award winning journalist who has written for several publications including, Essence, The Huffington Post, and Ebony. In 2017 she was named among Essence Magazine’s Woke 100 Women for launching Beyond Classically Beautiful, a photo series that celebrates the diverse beauty of Black women. For Channel 75 in New York, she’s produced several documentaries, including one on the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and a four part series titled “Enter West Africa” for which she covered different issues plaguing Nigeria and Ghana.


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