Discuss U.S. politics with fellow Democrats through books and current events
We meet one Tuesday a month via Zoom from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM UK time. We discuss the book of the month (45 minutes) and then current events (30 minutes).
All are welcome!
…even if you haven’t read the book. Sometimes our book of the month is a TV series!
Upcoming books and dates are announced 3 to 6 months ahead of time. Book discussion questions are sent out 3 to 4 weeks ahead of time. A current events newsletter is sent out in the week before the meeting. Have a book suggestion? Please contact us at the email below.
Here is the schedule of our upcoming books:
November 14, 2023
Poverty, by America
By the author of Evicted, this book looks at the whole country, particularly how the affluent benefit from poverty.
December 5, 2023
Meet our DAUK author!
Rashmee Roshan Lall joins us to discuss her book The Pomegranate Peace. A journalist and creative writer, she wrote the novel while stationed for a year at the US Embassy in Kabul. ‘The absurdity of America’s attempt to remake Afghanistan and how one new recruit didn’t realise she wasn’t meant to say the emperor had no clothes.’ Lively, all too true, and with many mouth-watering Afghan recipes!
Get a signed book from the author! Email us for details.
January 23, 2024
Meet our DAUK author!
Award-winning author Carole Burns joins us to discuss her novel The Same Country.
‘I moved to the UK some years ago, and after the BBC would report on yet another white cop shooting dead another Black person in another American city, I was sometimes asked to explain my country. I couldn’t. All I could begin to understand, through the lens of my perspective of an ex-pat, was that this particular mix of violence and racism and ignoring of the obvious was somehow, inherently, America.‘ – Carole Burns
Order by Nov 25 to get a signed book! Email us for details.
February 20, 2024
The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again
Robert D Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, with Shaylyn Romney Garrett
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