Let’s Talk About It: Between the World and Me by Dr. Tonya Krouse
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Public Library as Dr. Tonya Krouse, author of multiple publications and critical essays and the NKU English Department, will be discussing Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The book is a personal memoir, a letter from father to son, and a deep meditation on race in America and the ways in which races shapes our national identity.
Between the World and Me
It is written as a letter to the author’s teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. Coates recapitulates American history and explains to his son the “racist violence that has been woven into American culture.” Coates draws from an abridged, autobiographical account of his youth in Baltimore, detailing the ways in which institutions like the school, the police, and even “the streets” discipline, endanger, and threaten to disembody Black men and women.
Dr. Tonya Krouse
- Published works include The Opposite of Desire: Sex and Pleasure in the Modernist Novel. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.
- Articles in Journal of Modern Literature, Doris Lessing Studies and The Virginia Woolf Miscellany.
- Book chapters in The Golden Notebook after Fifty; Doris Lessing: Interrogating the Times; Analyzing Mad Men: Critical Essays on the Television Series; Launching Fanny Hill: Essays on the Novel and Its Influence; Virginia Woolf and Her Influences.
Age Range: adult
Snacks Provided: Yes
Cold Spring Branch