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Deaf Republic

Deaf Republic

April 27, 2021
“What happens when the citizens of a country no longer hear one another?” This is the question posed on the back cover of Ilya Kaminsky’s acclaimed book of poetry Deaf Republic. Join Kofi, Laura, and Sylvia as they discuss this question and how Kaminsky’s poems resonate with our own country’s legacy of oppression and resistance.
How DO You Find What to Read Next?

How DO You Find What to Read Next?

March 30, 2021

On this episode of “Bookish: A Casual Book Club,” HCC professors Dr. Kofi Adisa, Sylvia Lee, and Laura Yoo discuss “How DO You Find What to Read (Next)?” and share their book selection for April.

Friday Black

Friday Black

March 4, 2021

Kofi, Sylvia, and Laura talk about Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's collection of short stories, Friday Black. From the very first lines, the stories in Friday Black issues its challenge to readers: will you look or will you turn away? For those who choose to read on and in turn see, each subsequent story in this collection holds a cracked and fragmented mirror up to the society we have made. Through the broken edges of hurt, however, Adjei-Brenyah’s collection offers hope, not reducing the world only to dystopian visions, but holding the tension of humanity and brutality together, if only we will choose to see.

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