Chicago rapper Noname has opened her own library that will focus on writers of color and serves as a headquarters for her book club.
Noname, whose real name is Fatimah Nyeema Warner, initially launched her book club in 2019 that focused on Black writers and sent books to incarcerated people. Her newly opened Radical Hood Library will serve as the headquarters for the book club and provide free books and classes to the community.
We are so excited to finally open our Radical Hood Library! This is a black led organization that was created to service black/brown folks and the RSVP prioritization will reflect that 🤍— Noname Book Club (@NonameBooks) September 30, 2021
There will be music, free food, and more! Please bring a new or used book. See you there!!! pic.twitter.com/UYviQfSAww
my favorite sections of the library…— 🌊 (@noname) October 3, 2021
Fuck The Police (abolitionist text)
Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us https://t.co/JfO4Brqwjl
The Radical Hood Library opened its doors on Saturday, October 2nd, in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The event provided free food, music and invited visitors to donate free and used books.
The library includes different divisions such as prison writings and a Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us section.
Though the library is entirely free, Noname launched a Patreon account, encouraging people to donate $1 a month to support the cause.
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