Stanley Reads Spring 2023

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to join us. 

What Napoleon Could Not Do is a gripping novel in which America is seen through the eyes and ambitions of three characters with ties to Africa. 

Stanley Reads Book Club is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights, where What Napoleon Could Not Do will be available beginning on Feb. 7, 2023.

Image of two books seen from above such that their covers create an "S"
Saturday, February 25, 2023 2:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 2023 2:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 2:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kimberly Datchuk in advance at 319-335-1727 or