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Poetry Reading & Book Signing: Irène Mathieu - Grand Marronage

Calendar   Top of Virginia Artisan Trail
Location Winchester Book Gallery
Date Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Cost 0

Book Signing: Irène Mathieu - Grand Marronage

We are delighted to welcome back Handley High School Graduate and award winning poet Irène Mathieu to the Winchester Book Gallery. Her first book of poetry, Oregeny, has been a huge hit here at the shop and we look forward to her latest collection – Grand Marronage. In Louisiana and other parts of the American South, the Caribbean, and South America, escaped African and Native peoples formed “maroon communities” deep in swamps and mountains. Historians refer to the permanent establishment of these free settlements as “grand marronage.” Similarly, Creole communities in New Orleans resisted Jim Crow—but at whose expense? This book examines the lives of New Orleans’ Creole women of color, told through multiple generations. The women of
Grand Marronage find ways to diminish the impacts of racism and sexism, but not without cost. Grand Marronage is a map of the spiritual maroon community created by Creole foremothers, and a beginning of the work still to be done for this marronage to be complete.

Additional Info Link https://www.winchesterbookgallery.com/event/book-signing-ir%C3%A8ne-mathieu-grand-marronage
Event Email info@winchesterbookgallery.com
Event Phone 5406673444
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