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Reading the Rainbow: A Romance in Marseille

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Members and Guests- free. The day before the event, a confirmation email with additional details will be sent to all registered attendees.

Join our inclusive and fun book discussion group as we journey back to the Harlem Renaissance with Claude McKay’s A Romance in Marseille. Newly published after 90 years buried in an archive, McKay’s short but action-filled novel follows Lafala, a newly disabled West African sailor, and a rowdy troupe of dockworkers, sex workers, and political organizers in the culture-blending port of Marseille. Named as a Best Book of 2020 by numerous newspapers and journals, A Romance in Marseille is a must-read that was decades ahead of its time.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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