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Connecting Through Literature

Connecting Through Literature

Register now for our meeting Wednesday Sept 15th from 12 - 1pm!

The goal of this monthly discussion is to strengthen our community ties and expand understanding through reading. The group is a collaboration between Humanities and Harrell Health Sciences Library. 

September's discussion will be on the book "Brother I Am Dying" by Edwidge Danticat. 

Book Summary:

Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a new country while fearing for those still in Haiti soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. In 2004, his life threatened by a gang, the frail, 81-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world.--From publisher description.

This Year's Reading List: 

Sept: Brother I Am Dying - Edwidge Danticat

Oct: Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Nov: The Night Watchman - Louise Erdrich 

Dec: Poetry of Amanda Gorman (from whichever book or online source you'd like)

Jan: Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi 

Feb: Just Us: An American Conversation - Claudia Rankine

March: The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

April: Born a Crime - Trevor Noah

May: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories - Ken Liu

Related LibGuide: COM Connecting Through Literature Book Club by LIbrary Tech

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Hershey Campus

Registration is required. There are 28 seats available.

Event Organizer

Eliza Donne

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