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

YWCA Book Club: The Sellout

On Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 – 7:30pm we’ll be meeting to discuss Paul Beatty’s 'The Sellout'.

The novel centers on an unnamed narrator who attempts to reintroduce segregation and keep a slave named Hominy in Dickens, his Los Angeles neighborhood. This attempt leads to a Supreme Court case, Me Vs. The United States of America.

“'The Sellout' is one of those very rare books that is able to take satire, which is in itself a very difficult subject and not always done well, and it plunges into the heart of contemporary American society and, with absolutely savage wit, of the kind I haven’t seen since Swift or Twain, both manages to eviscerate every social taboo and politically correct, nuanced, every sacred cow, and while both making us laugh, making us wince. It is both funny and painful at the same time and it is really a novel of our times.” – Tim Master, BBC News

Light snacks and beverages will be served. Please register in advance.

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3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States


Thursday, May 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm