Seasonal Special Happenings

Slumming It

When: Wed., Aug. 12 2015

Looking for something to do during your lunch break? Like generating discussion on racial diversity and adversity? You’re in luck. The Ohio Center for the Book is hosting the third installment of its Brown Bag Book Club. The club strives to shed light on human rights issues by discussing Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. This afternoon, the book in question is Nam Le’s The Boat. A collection of short stories, Le’s triumph takes readers to the slums of New York, Colombia and Australia as it explores the unique struggles of citizens in each region. Tethered to the universal need of racial equality, The Boat digs under the skin of humanity to bring up true emotion and grit. The Vietnam-born writer received the Anisfield-World Book Award in 2009, the award being given for literary triumphs in human rights from the Cleveland Foundation. The discussion will begin at noon on the second floor of the Cleveland Public Library. (Rees)


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