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Book Discussion (virtual)

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Two Trees Make a Forest: Travels Among Taiwan's Mountains & Coasts in Search of My Family's Past by Jessica J. Lee From the librarian: This read lauded as "genre-shattering" is a tale of finding your place in a changing world. Let’s make it through Kalamazoo’s less sunny months together, and again gather in person for…

Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

By Chinua Achebe Discussion Leader: Mariam Konate From the publisher: Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy…

Book Discussion: The Best We Could Do

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

By Thi Bui Discussion Leader: TBA From the publisher: The Best We Could Do is a 2017 illustrated memoir written by Thi Bui. It chronicles Thi Bui's parents' life before and during the Vietnam War, their escape from Vietnam when Bui was a child, and their eventual migration to the United States as refugees. From…

Book Discussion: Concentric Circles

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

By Yang Lian Discussion Leader: TBA From the publisher: Before and since his enforced exile, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Widely hailed in America and Europe as a highly individual voice in world literature, he has been translated into many languages. Yang Lian has written that…