Stanley Reads Spring 2023
Feb 25, 2023
160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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 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.
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 in advance at