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(re)Reading "Sapphira and the Slave Girl"

2019-02-25 19:00:00 2019-02-25 20:30:00 America/New_York (re)Reading "Sapphira and the Slave Girl" James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Monday, February 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-25 19:00:00 2019-02-25 20:30:00 America/New_York (re)Reading "Sapphira and the Slave Girl" Dr. Janie Mitchell returns to Duncan to lead a discussion of Willa Cather's "Sapphira and the Slave Girl." James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Dr. Janie Mitchell returns to Duncan to lead a discussion of Willa Cather's "Sapphira and the Slave Girl."

In celebration of Black History Month, join Dr. Janie Mitchell in a discussion of Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather. Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Cather's last novel published in 1940, is the story of Sapphira Dodderidge Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, who becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful young slave. The book balances an atmospheric portrait of antebellum Virginia against an unblinking view of the lives of Sapphira's slaves.  Dr. Janie Mitchell, whose background is Spirituality and Story, previously lead the popular (re)Read discussion of My Ántonia by Willa Cather. 

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