The Ten-Minute Book Club has launched!

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We're delighted to announce the launch of the Ten-Minute Book Club, a collaboration between TORCH, the Faculty of English, and LitHits, a free app being created in the Faculty of English at Oxford.

The Ten-Minute Book Club aims to make a great conversation about literature possible, and to offer a quick and accessible way into some of the greatest writing by extraordinary writers from all backgrounds, guided by Oxford’s expertise on exciting authors and books.

Every Friday we will post a free literary excerpt that you can read in just ten minutes. Each extract has been chosen by Oxford academics, and is paired with free resources and an introduction by an expert suggesting themes or contexts to think about as you read, by yourself or in discussion with family, friends, colleagues, or anyone else you’d like to connect with.

The first book is available now: The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois