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Dawnie Walton is joining the SBG Book Club for an Author Chat on her novel, Final Revival of Opal & Nev, our October General Track read.
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November 3rd at 7pm EST
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Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.
Thru December 2021
Join our Exploration Track discussions, as we delve into a collection of essays from Toni Morrison, on whiteness and the literary imagination.
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Here, for the first time, these women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments recovers these women’s radical aspirations and insurgent desires.