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Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
5733 S University Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
In her debut short story collection, Training School for Negro Girls, Camille Acker shatters monolithic assumptions of black womanhood and unleashes the irony and tragic comedy of respectability onto a wide-ranging cast of characters, all of whom call Washington, DC, home. Ultimately, they are confronted with the fact that respectability does not equal freedom. Instead, they must learn to trust their own conflicted judgment and fight to create their own sense of space and self. Acker will read excerpts and sign books.
Free & open to all. Reception to follow.
Presented by CSRPC in partnership with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores and Feminist Press at CUNY.
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