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Online Program - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Date and Time: May 19, 2021, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka
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From the TALK series, Wit and Grit: Women Characters in Contemporary Fiction

It's hard to imagine a more daunting struggle for life and sanity than what young Cora faces as the novel's protagonist as a third-generation slave on a Georgia plantation. Nevertheless, Cora possesses the intelligence and tenacity of her grandmother and mother and flees the unrelenting brutality and cruelty of the plantation to thread her way through swamp, sickness, and harrowing journey on the underground railroad in search of freedom. This novel is long researched and deeply felt by a writer whose ancestors were enslaved, shows the human race at its worst and at its best, and portrays women of true wit and grit.

Book discussions will take place online! Contact the Topeka & Shawnee Public Library to join the conversation.

Sponsored by: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Miranda Ericsson Kendall
(785) 215-7405


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