Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave trade. By staying true to Kossula’s spoken vernacular, Hurston provides an authentic and intimate look at his life–from his upbringing in West Africa, to his horrific experience crossing the Middle Passage, to his significant role in founding Africatown. This timely book gives us the opportunity to examine the lasting legacy of slavery and recognize the African American community’s centuries of resistance.

Our meetings will be held every Friday from 1-2PM. Participants are welcome to join anytime!

About the LEP Global Book Club
The LEP Global Book Club was launched with the goal to explore literature from all over the world, broaden our perspectives, and enrich our understandings of the human condition. To learn more about the Book Club and view our past reads and events, visit slc.berkeley.edu/lep-book-club.

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 Fall 2019 Flyer