After months of planning and construction, Nameless officially opened the doors of its Radical Hood Library in Los Angeles. On Saturday, the singer’s prestigious “Yesterday” book club opened a seat for her popular club, which she launched in 2019. The Noname Book Club’s Twitter account issued a statement saying:
“We’re excited to finally open our Radical Hood library! This is a black led organization that was created to serve black / brown people and the RSVP prioritization will reflect that. There will be music, free food and more!
The premise of the Chicago Animator’s Book Club is to feature two books per month, create space for the community, and spark conversation around them. Each month, the club highlights “the progressive work of writers of color and writers from the LGBTQ community”, and promotes a network of local and independent bookstores that offer the selected works. According to Noname, “The library includes books from a wide range of categories. Readings are organized by Prison Writings, Global Black Resistance, Imperialism, Revolution, a section for children called “Young Friends” Books, and more. “
The rapper also shared some of her favorite club books, including “**** The Police” and “Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us”, tweeting:
“Other sections will be added as we grow. This is just the beginning.”
The site adds:
“In addition to building a community with people across the country, we also send our monthly book picks to fellow incarcerators through our prison program. “
Find out more about the Noname Book Club and its selections here.