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Event Series Event Series: The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke

The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke

November 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

featuring Tanya Shields, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies


Winner of the 2002 Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and the Trillium Prize

Set in the West Indies in the period following World War II, The Polished Hoean Essence bestseller and a Washington Post Book World Most Worthy Book of 2003unravels over the course of twenty-four hours but spans the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery.HarperCollins

—Uncommonly talented, Clarke sees deeply, and transmits his visions and perceptions so skillfully that reading him is an adventure.Publishers Weekly

The beauty of the novel lies in the poetry of its telling and the marvelous voice of Mary-Mathilda…a marvelous creation. It bubbles with the voices of a now-vast literature of the African diaspora.Washington Post Book World

Endlessly fascinating…creatively executed….The Polished Hoe is certain to be met with critical acclaim in the U.S. Booklist

Mesmerizing….steeped in slavery, colonialism, and sexual exploitation.New York Times Book Review


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, November 29 and December 6

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online  or call 919.962.1544


November 29, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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