In honor of Black History Month, University of Kansas associate professor Giselle Anatol will facilitate the February book club discussions of “Brother, I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat.
Award-winning Haitian author, Edwidge Danticat, creates a fascinating memoir tracing her family’s history from the troubled streets of their homeland to their adopted home in New York City. Heart wrenching and powerful, “Brother, I’m Dying” is an astonishing true-life epic told by one of today’s finest authors.
Giselle Anatol will facilitate both discussions for a unique book club experience tying in with the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library’s Black History Month programming. Anatol is an associate professor at the University of Kansas who specializes in Caribbean Literature, 20th- and 21st- century women’s writing, African American Literature, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature, particularly representations of race and gender in narratives for young people. According to her faculty profile on the University of Kansas website, Anatol is especially captivated by the recent proliferation of narratives among writers of African descent, including Edwidge Danticat.
The first discussion will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in meeting room B at South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The second discussion will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the auditorium at Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.