VIRTUAL Lit Salon: There There, Native Voices and Contemporary Indigenous Life
10/28/2020, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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“With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.” —NPR/Fresh Air
Reflecting on our most recent temporary exhibition Native Voices, organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Brooks Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellow in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora Heather Nickels, will lead a community discussion of Tommy Orange’s critically acclaimed novel There There.
There There follows twelve characters from Native communities, who are all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. According to critics, “Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.”
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