“In an essay on race and memory, Toni Morrison wrote of ‘the stress of remembering, its inevitability, [but] the chances for liberation that lie within the process.’ Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new novel, The Water Dancer, is an experiment in taking Morrison’s ‘chances for liberation’ literally: What if memory had the power to transport enslaved people to freedom?” by Annalisa Quinn of NPR. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6 PM – 7 PM EST on Zoom. Register here for the 2020 book discussions on the second Wednesday.
The Water Dancer is available from The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Trumbull County Public Library, and the YSU Barnes and Noble. Haven’t read the book yet? No worries. Join us. Upcoming titles:
November 11 (poetry) Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay December 9 Any children’s book by a Black author January 14 (short stories) The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie February 11 (fiction) The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead March 11 (fiction) We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo April 8 (speculative fiction) Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler May 13 (fiction) An American Marriage by Tayari Jones