Fri, 12 Jan|
House of Denna
Read and Craft: DARK NEIGHBOURHOOD
A book club with a difference. Join Sosa’s House of Horror and collage as you discuss the latest read.
Time & Location
12 Jan 2024, 19:00
House of Denna, 54 No 1 St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6ST, UK
About the Event
join us for an evening of collaging & crafting as we discuss Vanessa Onwuemezi's 'Dark Neighbourhood'.
starting the new year off with an appropriately creepy & crafty HOH sesh - we will be reading Vanessa Onwuemezi's debut short story collection, 'Dark Neighbourhood'🕯:
"Onwuemezi conjures nightmarish urban landscapes that swallow their protagonists. Each story in the book is like a window in an apartment block: lonely squares of light in the dark …The stakes are surreal but precipitously high, which is all that matters really. When you fall from the heights of heaven, you’ll hit the ground with a thud.":
At the border with another world, a line of people wait for the gates to open; on the floor of a lonely room, a Born Winner runs through his life’s achievements and losses; in a suburban garden, a man witnesses a murder that pushes him out into the community. Struggling to realize the human ideals of love and freedom, the characters of Dark Neighbourhood roam instead the depths of alienation, loss and shame. With a detached eye and hallucinatory vision, they observe the worlds around them as the line between dream and reality dissolves and they themselves begin to fragment. Electrifying and heady, and written with a masterful lyrical precision, Dark Neighbourhood heralds the arrival of a strikingly original new voice in fiction.
this time around we will be creating mood boards focusing on the book's themes & general vibe - I will be providing enough craft supplies & magazines for everyone - but please do bring your own magazines and materials that you want to use to put your own unique spin on it 👩🏽🎨
see ya there 😚