Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Swedish Reading Club: In Every Mirror She’s Black by Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström
7 PM

Our meeting will be held online using Zoom. For more information, including the link to join the meeting, please email info@sahswm.org.

In Every Mirror She's Black

Three Black women are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm as they build their new lives in the most open society run by the most private people.

Successful marketing executive Kemi Adeyemi is lured from the U.S. to Sweden by Jonny von Lundin, CEO of the nation’s largest marketing firm, to help fix a PR fiasco involving a racially tone-deaf campaign. A killer at work but a failure in love, Kemi’s move is a last-ditch effort to reclaim her social life.

A chance meeting with Jonny in business class en route to the U.S. propels former model-turned-flight-attendant Brittany-Rae Johnson into a life of wealth, luxury, and privilege—a life she’s not sure she wants—as the object of his unhealthy obsession.

And refugee Muna Saheed, who lost her entire family, finds a job cleaning the toilets at Jonny’s office as she works to establish her residency in Sweden and, more importantly, seeks connection and a place she can call home.

Told through the perspectives of each of the three women, In Every Mirror She’s Black is a fast-paced, richly nuanced yet accessible contemporary novel that touches on important social issues of racism, classism, fetishization, and tokenism, and what it means to be a Black woman navigating a white-dominated society.

You can buy the book online at Schuler’s, or at a 20% discount in the store.

Saturday, December 14, 2024
Sankta Lucia Celebration
Mayflower Congregational Church, 2345 Robinson Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
10 AM

We invite you to come and enjoy this lovely Swedish introduction to the Christmas season and listen to the Lucia choir sing in a beautiful setting. It will once again be held in the lovely sanctuary of Mayflower Congregational Church. There will be plenty of free parking.

There will be baked goods and coffee to enjoy afterwards plus a Julmarknad sale! Bring cash if you are interested in purchasing any items.

Registration will open later this year.