Five Spring Exhibitions now on view



An ongoing series in partnership with Faith Adiele. June’s book selection is The Lazarus Effect: A Vee Johnson Mystery by H.J. Golakai

How to participate: Get a copy of the book, read it in advance of the meeting, and then discuss the book with a group of people interested in reading African literature online via zoom on June 28th at 5:00 PM.

You can order The Lazarus Effect: A Vee Johnson Mystery through our online bookstore at MoAD:

You can view a list of all the books previously read and discussed in African Book Club, and if you order through bookshop, MoAD will receive a percentage of the sale:

Here’s what you will need to join the Zoom meeting for the event:

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You do not need an account to participate in a Zoom session. Simply click on the link and follow the easy directions. For the best experience, download the Zoom app to your phone, laptop or tablet. It’s quick and easy. However, you may participate from your browser without downloading the app, but with limited functionality. Depending on the age of your computer, you may need a speaker and microphone to hear and speak. On a smartphone, just put the meeting on speaker or use ear/headphones for enhanced audio. Here’s a 53-second YouTube video explaining how to join a meeting:

Hosted by Faith Adiele, Author, Professor & Co-Founder of African Book Club

About The Lazarus Effect: A Vee Johnson Mystery by H.J. Golakai

A gripping new addition to the African crime genre, from a talented debut author.

Vee Johnson is an investigative journalist for the Cape Town magazine Urban. When she spots a photo of a familiar-looking girl at a local hospital, Vee launches an investigation, under the pretext of writing an article about missing children. Alongside her oddball assistant Chloe Bishop, Vee delves into the secrets of the fractured Fourie and Paulsen families.

What happened to Jacqui Paulsen, who left home two years ago and hasn't been seen since?

H.J. Golakai is from Liberia and lives in Monrovia. She trained and worked as a medical researcher in immunology. She writes from her experiences as a refugee, scientist and contemporary African nomad, a life that has helped foster an intense passion for crime and thriller fiction.

Hawa was listed by the Hay Festival in the Africa39 list of the most promising sub-Saharan African writers under the age of 40. Her second book, 'The Score' will be released in the USA & Canada in 2018.