KML FALL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: 75 YEARS OF WRITING BY BLACKS, A SAMPLER

Press Release 2/25/20

(Kent, Connecticut) – In tune with our times, the fall book discussion group will look into four novels that cover aspects of the Black experience in the United States from the end of WWII to the present. Over this timespan, the language to describe our subject has shifted from Negro, to African-American, to the present discussion of black v. Black, white v. White. How much else has changed? Each of these novels has something to say on that subject.

Sept. 10           The Street by Ann Petry 1946

Oct. 8              Sula by Toni Morrison 1973

Nov. 12           The Known World by Edward P. Jones 2003

Dec. 17            A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton 2017

The Kent Memorial Library Book Discussion Group is open to the public free of charge. It will again take place this fall on Zoom for four Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Please register so the Library will know how many books to round up. To register call the Library at 860.927.3761.

 Betty Krasne, Ph.D., a writer and retired professor of literature who lives in Kent, leads the discussions.