Date(s) - May 23, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. At meetings of the Historical Fiction Book Group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.
This virtual session (via Google Meet) will feature discussion of Libertie: A Novel, by Kaitlyn Greenidge, with Dr. Wes Alcenat, Assistant Professor of History, Fordham University.
A New York Times Book Review Best Historical Fiction of 2021, Libertie is “a coming of age story, tracing the travails of a free-born Black girl raised in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn. Libertie Sampson defies her doctor mother’s stifling dreams that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, instead following her fiancee to his home country of Haiti—where Libertie escapes American-style racism but not the misogyny that leaves her subordinate to all men.”
Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. Book Group sessions are NOT recorded.
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Bookings are closed for this event.