Sun, Sep 08|
Cafe con Libros
Community Feminist Book Club: The Bluest Eye
Our book club brings folx together across difference to read, analyze, and critique Feminist text from an intersectional point of view. We are all about the business of claiming JOY and redefining the world on our own terms!
Time & Location
Sep 08, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cafe con Libros, 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
About the Event
About the book...
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.