African American Authors Book Discussion Series

Sponsored by The R. S. Gernon Trust.

Otis Library is hosting an African American Authors Book Discussion Series in July and August.  Books to be discussed are The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin on Tuesday, July 5; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday, July 19; And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou on Tuesday, August 2; and The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander on Tuesday, August 16.  All discussions will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.  Refreshments will be provided.  Attendees will receive a free copy of the book being discussed.  Please call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128, to register, or you may register on the online calendar.

This free series will be facilitated by Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Connecticut College. She is the author of two books and several articles published in academic journals. In 2012, her book Melancholia Africana received the Frantz Fanon Book Award from the Caribbean Association of Philosophy. In 2011, she made a documentary entitled Afro Diasporic French Identities. The documentary examines how the legacy of slavery and colonization challenges the republican ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity.