OWISM Book Club
The OWISM and the Welch Medical Library would like to announce the next book club event. Our most recent session was well attended and enjoyed by all! It was a wonderful success; and I want to thank Joanna Bodurtha and Anne Seymour who have really championed this program.
The next book club will be held in April 21, 5:30pm-7pm via Zoom. We are excited to announce our next book! As soon as we have more detailed information about the date, we will share this with you!
by Octavia E. Butler (Author)
The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
Short reading from Professor Gregory Hampton https://muse.jhu.edu/article/201547/pdf - Octavia Butler's obituary. Dr. Hampton is Dr. Maria Trent's late husband.
We would like to suggest if you plan to purchase the book, Baltimore has so many interesting local bookstores, support a local small business. Here is links for this book from a few:
Please buy or borrow the book prior to the book club so that informed discussions can occur!
Invite a friend or two and RSVP to Kindred. Please let Joann Bodurtha (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have questions or suggestions.
We look forward to seeing you there!