On Thursday, October 15th, we will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. Amazon says, “In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.” It is a long book, but as it is divided into many separate migration narratives, you can just read as far as you are willing or able.
Looking ahead to Thursday, November 19th, we will discuss The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara. Amazon says, “Set in a town somewhere in the South, here is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt who witness an event that will change their lives forever. Some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring. From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.”
For the zoom link, contact Gaby or Robin Arehart.