Mamangam Dance School opens a reading club in Kochi

The monthly curated meetings discuss a famous book

Jose Joy Published :  15th September 2017 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  15th September 2017 06:00 AM

Once past the glorious college years, many find it difficult to find people who can sustain a conversation on familiar topics. This is especially true for bibliophiles who love discussions on the plotlines and character development in the text they are perusing. Palarivattom-based Mamangam Dance School comes to the rescue with their month-old 05:40 Book Club. Launched as a part of their four-month old Little Free Library—a concept which is followed worldwide where you donate a book and take an existing one from the collection—the free event is organised once every month, with a theme decided at the previous get together.

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The first gathering of the ‘book worm’ crowd—which doubled up as the inauguration of the club—discussed Afghan-born American novelist Khaled Hosseini’s New York Times bestseller The Kite Runner. “The talks went from the characters in the novel to the geographical and even political aspects. We have members of different age groups and we think this is great, as the elder generation would help guide youngsters on the various aspects of reading,” says Navaneetham M R, who heads the team activities alongside creative head Aishwarya Das.   
The second meeting was an open platform for readers to expand their horizon, with each given five minutes to talk about their favourite novel. With the participation having reached two-digit numerals, the curators have also created a WhatsApp group for constant dialogue. “The next reading party will focus on N S Madhavan’s Higuita and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird,” informs Aishwarya.

Next meetup on October 15 
Details: 9744210101