The September LDCW book club pick is Marie NDiaye's novel THREE STRONG WOMEN.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Free and open to the public
This year, in honor of its March 2014 Women’s History Month speaker Haleh Esfandiari, the Luann Dummer Center for Women will focus its monthly book club selections on titles that relate to the theme "International Feminism and Diverse Women's Life Stories" and that also feature female characters with prominent roles.
September's selection is Marie NDiyae's novel, Three Strong Women (Vintage Books, 304 pages). Written by the first black woman to win the Prix Goncourt, NDiyae's novel is a harrowing and beautiful tale of the travails of West African immigrants in France. The story features three women who say no: Norah, a French-born lawyer who finds herself in Senegal, summoned by her estranged father to save another victim of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a contented life as a teacher in Dakar to follow her boyfriend back to France, where his depression and dislocation poison everything; and Khady, a penniless widow put out by her husband's family with nothing but the name of a distant cousin in France. As these three lives intertwine, each woman manages an astonishing feat of self-preservation against those who have made themselves the fastest-growing and most-reviled people in Europe. In Marie NDiaye's stunning narration we see the progress by which ordinary women discover unimagined reserves of strength.
The LDCW book club is open to all members of the St. Thomas community and the public; feel free to bring a lunch and beverage. Those who have not finished or started the book are still welcome to join the conversation. For more information about future book club selections, check out the LDCW's website: http://www.stthomas.edu/ldcw/programs/bookdiscussions/.