Book Club: BLK FMNNST Loaner Library — In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
A community book club featuring selections from exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith’s BLK FMNNST Loaner Library 1989–2019 — paintings of the covers of must-read texts. Discussions take place over three sessions this fall.
Facilitated by Gwendolyn VanSant
In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, 2016
Christina Sharpe’s highly influential non-fiction book In the Wake uses the multiple meanings of “the wake” – i.e. the movement of water behind a ship, a ritual for the dead, and a consciousness of injustice – to examine the lingering effects of slavery.
Additional Book Club Sessions
September 26 – Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower
December 5 – Kathleen Collins, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?