Join Waterstones for a very special online event with Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie Carter of the Black Girls Book Club, as they talk to Peace Adzo Medie about her brilliant debut novel, His Only Wife, recently reviewed by the Daily Mail as ‘vivid, witty and utterly absorbing’Peace will talk about this witty and psychologically acute novel, which has received rave reviews and been picked for Reese Witherspoon and Marie Claire’s book clubs, as well as her life and career, and you’ll even get the chance to put your own questions to Peace at this unique event.

Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter met at secondary school in North-East London and bonded over their shared love of books (Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Alice Walker's The Color Purple remain firm favourites). Years later, Melissa, now a business development manager, and Natalie, a real estate lawyer, decided to channel that passion for reading and form the Black Girls' Book Club, a literature and social events platform that celebrates literature by Black female writers.

Now touted as one of the UK's top live literature events, Black Girls' Book Club have hosted Bernardine Evaristo, Roxane Gay, Malorie Blackman, Afua Hirsch, Tayari Jones, Angie Thomas and featured in media such as: Vogue, Stylist, BBC Radio, Buzzfeed, Metro, gal-dem, Pride and more. Melissa and Natalie were named as two of The Bookseller's Rising Stars of 2019. Their debut book Grown will be published by Bloomsbury in 2021.

This event will be broadcast on Zoom, please make sure you have this installed and updated on your chosen device.


Please note that the Ticket & Book options for this event require a UK postal address. Please do not select these options if you do not have a UK postal address as you may not receive the books. Postage will be made after the event, so delivery is likely to be after the publication date.

Waterstones, Online Events
Tuesday 30th March 19:30

£17 including signed copy of "His Only Wife" (UK postage only)

£5 General Admission