Evening Book Discussion MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR by Natasha Trethewey
Evening Book Discussion MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR by Natasha Trethewey Online
Join us via Zoom on Thursday May 6th from 7-8pm for a discussion of MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR by Natasha Trethewey.
Goodreads Description: At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.
Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother’s life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother’s history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a “child of miscegenation” in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985.
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- Thursday, May 6, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)