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Sunday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Susan Straight: In the Country of Women

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Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora

Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After marriage, at driveway barbecues and fish fries with the large, close-knit Sims family, Straight (and eventually her three daughters) heard the stories of Dwayne’s female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Her new memoir In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is author of the New York Times bestselling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, and the recent memoir Real American, which details her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism... Read More →

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Susan Straight

Susan Straight has published eight novels, including Highwire Moon, Between Heaven and Here, and A Million Nightingales.  She has been a Finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the National Magazine Award.  She is the recipient of the Kirsch Award... Read More →



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