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The Toni Morrison book club [electronic resource] / Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson, Piper Kendrix Williams.

Bennett, Juda, 1955- (author.). Brown-Glaude, Winnifred R., 1966- (author.). Jackson, Cassandra, 1972- (author.). Williams, Piper Kendrix, 1972- (author.). Henning, Daniel, (narrator.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.). Ojo, Adenrele, (narrator.). Eller, Robin, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781690598312 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 169059831X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 08 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Daniel Henning, Ahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo and Robin Eller.
Summary, etc.:
In this startling group memoir, four friends-black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born-use Toni Morrison's novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty. Tackling everything from first love and Soul Train to police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, the authors take up what it means to read challenging literature collaboratively and to learn in public as an act of individual reckoning and social resistance. Framing their book club around collective secrets, the group bears witness to how Morrison's works and words can propel us forward while we sit with uncomfortable questions about race, gender, and identity. How do we make space for black vulnerability in the face of white supremacy and internalized self-loathing? How do historical novels speak to us now about the delicate seams that hold black minds and bodies together? This slim and brilliant confessional offers a radical vision for book clubs as sites of self-discovery and communal healing. The Toni Morrison Book Club insists that we find ourselves in fiction and think of Morrison as a spiritual guide to our most difficult thoughts and ideas about American literature and life.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Book clubs (Discussion groups) > United States.
African Americans > Biography.
African Americans > Social conditions.
United States > Race relations.
Morrison, Toni > Influence.

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