For Colored Girls Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter

For Colored Girls Book Club: Girls Burn BrighterFor Colored Girls Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 7:00 PM – Tue, Jan 28, 2020 8:30 PM For Colored Girls Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter

Where: Harrison Center

Harrison Center 1505 N Delaware St Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Join us for our first discussion of the year: GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao, moderated by FCGBC member, Anju Chandy.

$5 suggested donation.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. Poornima’s father hires Savitha to work one of their sari looms, and the two girls are quickly drawn to one another. Savitha is even more impoverished than Poornima, but she is full of passion and energy. She shows Poornima how to find beauty in a bolt of indigo cloth, a bowl of yogurt rice and bananas, the warmth of friendship. Suddenly their Indian village doesn’t feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to lock down for her. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend again. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India’s underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face relentless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within them.

In breathtaking prose, Shobha Rao tackles the most urgent issues facing women today: domestic abuse, human trafficking, immigration, and feminism. At once a propulsive page-turner and a heart-wrenching meditation on friendship, Rao’s debut novel is a literary tour de force. (via Goodreads)

Event tags: GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao, discussion, author talks

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January 28, 2020 7:00 PM
January 28, 2020 8:30 PM
America/Indianapolis
Tue, Jan 28, 2020 For Colored Girls Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter

Join us for our first discussion of the year: GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao, moderated by FCGBC member, Anju Chandy.

$5 suggested donation.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. Poornima’s father hires Savitha to work one of their sari looms, and the two girls are quickly drawn to one another. Savitha is even more impoverished than Poornima, but she is full of passion and energy. She shows Poornima how to find beauty in a bolt of indigo cloth, a bowl of yogurt rice and bananas, the warmth of friendship. Suddenly their Indian village doesn’t feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to lock down for her. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend again. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India’s underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face relentless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within them.

In breathtaking prose, Shobha Rao tackles the most urgent issues facing women today: domestic abuse, human trafficking, immigration, and feminism. At once a propulsive page-turner and a heart-wrenching meditation on friendship, Rao’s debut novel is a literary tour de force. (via Goodreads)


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