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Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kirsten Sikkelee, CEO
Main Address:
3420 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209

YWCA Book Club

We'll be meeting on Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 – 7:30pm we’ll be meeting to discuss Toni Morrison’s "The Bluest Eye".

Morrison’s first novel, published in 1970, was reviewed by The New York Times as “an inquiry into the reasons why beauty gets wasted in this country. The beauty in this case is black; the wasting is done by a cultural engine that seems to have been designed specifically to murder possibilities; the “bluest eye” refers to the blue eyes of the blond American myth, by which standard the black-skinned and brown-eyed always measure up as inadequate. Miss Morrison exposes the negative of the Dick-and-Jane-and-Mother-and-Father-and-Dog-and-Cat photograph that appears in our reading primers, and she does it with a prose so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry. “

Light snacks and beverages will be served, please register to attend.

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3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States


Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm