Columbia SoCal Book Club

bookclub.jpgCome join us for the first meeting of the Columbia SoCal Book Club. The book club will meet every other month so you have plenty of time to read the book.

The votes are in! The group has selected to read "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join us at Le Pain Quotidien Westwood on March 19th from 3:00pm-4:30pm. The event is free, so please be sure to RSVP and complete reading the first three chapters!

coatesbook.jpgBetween the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

March 19, 2016 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Le Pain Quotidien Westwood

1122 S Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States

Ambareen Naqvi ’13SIPA

(917) 674-3630
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