One Book One London is an opportunity to read the same book as hundreds of other Londoners. It is like being part of a city-wide book club! The title for 2018 is Brother by David Chariandy. From the book’s description: “An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.” Themes also include immigration, poverty, precarious employment, and housing. In a very short and accessible read, Chariandy beautifully weaves together a story that articulates how the intersections of various obstacles compound the difficulty of daily life for so many.
Join us for a discussion about Chariandy’s book, it’s themes, and its similarities or dissimilarities to the experiences of individuals in our community. All are welcome. Reading Brother before March 5 is not necessary, but definitely recommended. Come and join other Londoners in sharing your reading experience with the community. Follow along at #1book1ldn on Twitter.
Melanie-Anne Atkins is the Wellness Coordinator at the Wellness Education Centre at Western University.
Kristen Caschera (@librariankris) is a Librarian at London Public Library. She is a program coordinator for the One Book One London initiative.
Marcel Marcellin (@MarcellinMarcel) is the Director of Organizational Strategy at the City of London. He previously served as a Sergeant for the London Police for over 20 years.
Anaise Muzima (@anashakyss) is a Master of Laws graduate from Western University and is currently a settlement worker at Collège Boréal.
James Shelley (@jamesshelley) is a research centre coordinator at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University.
Monday, March 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
251 Dundas St
There are currently 37 spaces available.
Registration is not required, but it is appreciated for planning purposes.
Please send me the podcast and/or any materials arising from the event.