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Virtual meeting - Book 123: The Beautiful Struggle
 
Virtual meeting - Book 123: The Beautiful Struggle Picture
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 @ 19:00
see Webex link in the event description, Geneva
 
NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ORGANISED VIRTUALLY. Please copy the below link and paste it in your web browser.

https://genevainternationalbookclub.my.webex.com/genevainternationalbookclub.my/j.php?MTID=maf52a48d357fc03fa9a12158c7774e9e

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a 45 year old journalist and author and this is his first book. He has just published a brilliant first novel – The Water Dancer.
The style is light, ironic at times also deeply moving at times - but never strident or lecturing. It is personal, intimate and revealing. He writes about growing up an African American man in Baltimore, the brutal location for the fabulous series ‘The Wire’. The book reveals a lot about African American urban America, the crack epidemic, fathers and sons, the difficulty of African American manhood and the role of the women in the family. Countless awards as well as a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant [240 pages, published in 2009]

Presenter: Peter
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

Format:
1. Members introduction (10 minutes)
2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes)
3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main/new ideas/themes
4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), member’s personal view about the book, opposing ideas.

Map: http://www.lafea.org/contacts.htm

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

Look forward to see you all!

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