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When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe

Date and Time: August 4, 2020, 6:30 PM CT

Location: Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple St, Oberlin
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From the TALK series, World War II Generation
Discussion Leader: Rosemary Kolich

Taking its title from a traditional adage: "When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful," this novel focuses on the Filipino people, caught in the Japanese and American crossfire, in the war's waning days. A hiding family spends its time telling tales of magic, ghosts, and legends, affirming their Filipino identity. Outside, we see the war through the eyes of a teenage boy, his older sister, and a partisan fleeing the Japanese.

Sponsored by: Oberlin City Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Ronda Schroer
(785) 475-2412


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