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CANCELLED: Writing Injustice Virtual Book Discussion “Parable of the Talents” by Octavia Butler

October 28, 2020 7:00 pm
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10/19/20 Update

This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Through literature, film, and other media, the Writing Injustice Book Group invites the Guilford community to explore the issues of race and inequality that shape our history and our world.

talentsConversations will be led and facilitated by Hazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Yale University, and Donna Daniels, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist and Social Finance executive.

We return to Octavia Butler’s prescient two-part Parable series about the inequalities, injustices, and persecutions that characterize a USA beset by environmental and ecological catastrophe, political demagoguery, and religious fanaticism. Parable of the Talents is the second book in the series. Set in 2032 when the oppression of women is brutal, and forms of servitude and enslavement have returned, Presidential candidate, Andrew Steele Jarret, a Texas senator and religious zealot is running on a platform to “make America great again.”
For those who would like to attend but missed the previous discussion, please catch up by reading Parable of the Sower, set a decade earlier in a volatile and violent world of gated communities, rampant homelessness, fires, lack of water, and authoritarian governance. 

Please register.  You will receive an email with the invitation to join the Zoom discussion prior to the program.

Also of Note for Writing Injustice Discussion Group members
“Imperial Intimacies” by Hazel V. Carby shortlisted for international book prize awarded by the British Academy
 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding (2020)”This wide-ranging and diverse shortlist demonstrates the power of non-fiction, and of the humanities and social sciences, to examine the critical issues of our time through a global lens… As we live through extraordinary times, writing such as this helps us to understand the complexities and wonders of our world.”
-Historian and President of the British Academy, Professor Sir David Cannadine

Virtual Event with the short-listed authors: October 1