Author: Nella Larsen
Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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The selection for September 14, 2021 is Passing by Nella Larsen. It is a short book, and the basis for a movie, it premiered at Sundance 2021. Although written in 1929, the book’s exploration of race and identity is relevant today. Mixed-race childhood friends reunite in middle class adulthood and become increasingly involved with one another’s lives and insecurities. While Irene identifies as African-American and is married to a black doctor, Clare “passes” as white and has married a prejudiced, but wealthy white man.
The Copyright for this book has expired, and full copies are available to download for free on various websites. An easy to read PDF is available at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=miun.aat2524.0001.001&view=1up&seq=1&skin=2021
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