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Great Books Reading Group- “Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

May 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on May 25, 2021 at 10:00 am


featuring Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature

TIME Magazine’s Best Non-fiction Book of 2018
NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018
New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018

“Written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.” — HarperCollins Publishers

“Brimming with observational detail from a man whose life spanned continents and eras, the story is at times devastating, but Hurston’s success in bringing it to light is a marvel.” — NPR Book Reviews

“Barracoon arrives decades late, Hurston’s very first work transformed into her very last—a coda to her career, yet vital to our ongoing conversation about race and reparations.” — The New Yorker

“Zora Neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Masterpiece.” — Alice Walker

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, May 18 and 25

Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


May 18, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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