"The SistahFriend Book Club is more than a monthly meet-up. It grants me the opportunity to venture outside of my normal comfort zone by reading book genres that I typically wouldn’t. I feel that the name speaks volumes for the type of charisma each sister brings to the organization. I find myself looking forward to these themed monthly gatherings as any opportunity to step outside of my own norm and discuss a plethora of topics with some fabulous women!" - Sistah J.


The SistahFriend Book Club is a women’s empowerment group that celebrates African-American voices in literature. Founded in November 2004 by Tasha Martin, the sisterhood began with four members in Columbia, South Carolina. Currently, a branch exists in its founding city and in Atlanta, Georgia. Members bond as sisters (affectionately called “sistahs”) and discuss literary works in intimate settings at least once a month. Our Sistahs also gather annually for an empowerment retreat to celebrate the SFBC’s anniversary in January, and commit to community outreach throughout the year. Our mission is three-fold:

  • women empowerment
  • increase the awareness of quality literature written by and about African-American identities
  • community outreach

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