In honor of the upcoming, major group exhibition The Shadows Took Shape, please join The Studio Museum in Harlem for a new series of book club discussions moderated by prominent artists, scholars, and bloggers interested in science fiction and speculative literature. Discussions include nationally recognized cartoonist, designer and graphic novelist Professor John Jennings and "The AfroFuturist Affair" creator Rasheedah Phillips and more. These moderators were chosen to incite intriguing viewpoints, so there will definitely be a wonderful balance between deep, insightful discussion about the books and a profound engagement with Afrofuturism and related themes!
In Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
Additional scheduled Book Club dates:
December 15: Nalo Hopkinson, Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)
January 26: Samuel R. Delany, Nova (1968)
February 23: Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist (1999)
March 6: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)
All of the books listed above are available in the Studio Museum bookstore!
To RSVP for the Book Club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Paul Sepuya
See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/the-shadows-took-shape-book-club-2013-11-24#sthash.7NgyvvAZ.o1BkVDRJ.dpuf