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The Most Delicate, The Most Vulnerable: Black Girls and Women in the Fiction of Jesmyn Ward and Colson Whitehead

Case Western Reserve University

  • Date Friday, February 05, 2021 - Friday, February 26, 2021
Case Western Reserve University

Ranking 37th in the country among national universities, Case Western Reserve University offers unlimited opportunities in the fields of art, science, engineering, health, law, management and humanities. Partnerships with world-class artistic, cultural, scientific and medical institutions ensure that education extends... more

Award-winning contemporary novelists Jesmyn Ward and Colson Whitehead each examine how American history, life, and violence affect Black girls and women. Ward's novel, Salvage the Bones, looks at the reality of poverty in rural Mississippi in the face of Hurricane Katrina while Whiteheads's novel, The Underground Railroad, follows a slave woman's journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad. These novels will be read and discussed in this upcoming course you won't want to miss.

Information and registration here: https://case.edu/lifelonglearning/courses/courses-subject/literature-writing/most-delicate-most-vulnerable-black-girls-and-women-fiction-jesmyn-ward-and-colson-whitehead-remote

The Most Delicate, The Most Vulnerable: Black Girls and Women in the Fiction of Jesmyn Ward and Colson Whitehead


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