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17May
Live Online: Author Talk with Caroline Kautsire - What Kind of Girl?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Quincy
Date: May 17, 2021 to May 17, 2021
Where: Quincy, Quincy,, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, 02169
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Event Type: Other
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Originally from Malawi, Africa, Kautsire is an English literature and writing professor at Bunker Hill Community College and Bay State College in Boston. She has also published poetry and flash fiction that explores themes such as searching for identity, struggling with intimacy, and learning to love. In addition to her work as a writer and professor, Kautsire is a stage actress, director, and an inspirational speaker. She has spoken to various Boston institutions on diversity, equity, and inclusion, is certified as a Key Speaker for an African Young Scholars Summit for the Elite Foundation, and in 2020 was selected by the town of Weymouth to recite poetry for the Black Lives Matter movement at a Peace Vigil regarding the passing of George Floyd. About the book: A coming of age story about a girl in Malawi who must tangle with the gender restrictions, religious institutions, American cultural attitudes, and African traditions that seek to define who she can be as a woman--Caroline's tale of how one girl's story in a distant country in Africa can become all of our stories. Being a girl is already confusing, and Caroline is growing up in the small African country of Malawi, constantly being asked, "What kind of girl behaves this way?" With American cultural ideas from TV and movies flooding her head, she struggles to fit into the traditional African society she was born into. She chooses to stand out by taking risks that are curious beyond what is proper, leading to disapproval and harsh consequences. At nine years old, she finds herself enrolled in a high school at a boarding school far from her home and parents. Alone, she must finally answer the question, "What kind of girl are you?" Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 881 6882 9417). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/thomascranepubliclibrary) and on our Fac
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