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Passing by Nella Larsen

September 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


featuring GerShun Avilez, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 25

“Written by one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen’s Passing is a powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today.”—Penguin Random House

“The genius of this book is that its protagonists, especially its Anna Karenina-like central figure, Irene Redfield, are complex and fully realized and individually responsible as well. Larsen’s treatment of race in this sense was both candid and tough-minded. She understood the power of its impact, but she never let her characters escape from the weight of their choices.”—The New York Times

“Larsen’s work has been lauded for its exploration of race, gender, class, and sexuality amongst African Americans in the early part of the 20th century. Now considered as a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Larsen’s writing gives a firsthand insight into the struggle of African Americans during this era.”—Digireads.com Publishing

TUITION: $25, includes a copy of the book

Register online or call 919.962.1544

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September 25, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373