November Evening Read

Join us for this classic read. Born in 1924 in New York City, James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity.

Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It On The Mountain, is Baldwin’s first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935.

Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

Join in the discussion on Wednesday 11 November from 5.30pm – 7pm at Orange City Library. Bookings via eventbrite required. Please note due to COVID-19 NSW Health Regulations the group will be limited to 10 and refreshments will not be served. Please bring your own beverages and snacks to enjoy. See you then.

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