Our next book club meeting will be Thursday Feb. 9, 2017 for Uncle Swami: South Asians In America Today by Vijay Prashad. After a huge turnout on a Tuesday, we are returning back to Thursday for this month. Here is a description of the book:
Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center, misdirected assaults on Sikhs and other South Asians flared on streets across the nation, serving as harbingers of a more suspicious, less discerning, and increasingly fearful world view that would drastically change ideas of belonging and acceptance in America.
Weaving together distinct strands of recent South Asian immigration to the United States, Uncle Swami creates a richly textured analysis of the systems and sentiments behind shifting notions of cultural identity in a post 9/11 world. Vijay Prashad continues the conversation sparked by his celebrated work The Karma of Brown Folk and confronts the experience of migration across an expanse of generations and class divisions, from the birth of political activism among second generation immigrants to the meteoric rise of South Asian American politicians in Republican circles to the migrant workers who suffer in the name of American capitalism.
Due to space limitations, this event will be capped to 20 people so RSVP ASAP!
NOTE: We are still looking for hosts from April – August so if you live in a metro accessible location and really like a specific month’s book, we would love to have you host. Please reach out to us. We would really appreciate it!
Please RSVP to our host below:
|Book:||Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today by Vijay Prashad|
|When:||Thursday, February 9, 7 PM|