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Examining Home in Fiction by Women of Color: An Online Reading Group led by Regina A. Bernard Carreno


Four Sessions

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6/29, 7/6, 7/27, 8/17 Mondays, 7:00 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST June 29 to August 17, 2020

Since the publication of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, many women writers of color have explored immigration and migration, grappled with defining a sense of place, and have questioned what makes a home. In each of the selected readings, we will discuss the ideas of home, place, and the body through the work of Jamaica Kincaid, Angie Cruz, and Lola Shoneyin, as well as shorter readings by other celebrated writers of color.

Book List:
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•  A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
•  Dominicana by Angie Cruz
•  The Secret Lives of the Four Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Short Stories:
Participants will receive access to these stories in their order confirmation emails.
•  “Remedies” by Kali Fajrdo-Anstine
•  “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid


Led by

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    Dr. Regina A. Bernard

    Dr. Regina A. Bernard

    Dr. Regina A. Bernard is a writer and Associate Professor of undergraduate Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College (CUNY), and a member of the doctoral faculty in Urban Education at the Graduate Center (CUNY). She has written three books on black and brown feminism, black studies, and Nuyorican Organic Intellectualism. She has also published articles for the Journal of Pan African Studies, Small Farms Quarterly, We Need Diverse Books Blog and elsewhere. Alongside her teaching and community work, she has also made a film about food as a vehicle through which to understand Caribbean culture and feminism.  She is currently at work on several creative projects.