Book Group Reads Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

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Date(s) - 10/08/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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UUCCWC

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Book Group discusses Middle Passage by Charles Johnson.

Middle Passage book coverBlurb Excerpt

“It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly treed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.

Peopled with vivid and unforgettable characters, nimble in its interplay of comedy and serious ideas, this dazzling modern classic is a perfect blend of the picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave narrative, and philosophical novel.”

 

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