This class will focus on the reading, discussion and critique of books about the many cultures that make
up the United States and the world.
Classes are held once a month to give people time to read the books and prepare for the discussion.
The upcoming books are:
March, Womens’ History Month:
The Woman Warrior
by Maxine Hong Kingston
Amazon Review: The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of
growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men)
distills the dire lessons of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-story" tales of a China where girls are
worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman can scratch her way upward. The
author's America is a landscape of confounding white "ghosts"-- the policeman ghost, the social
worker ghost-- with equally rigid, but very different rules. Like the woman warrior of the title,
Kingston carries the crimes against her family carved into her back by her parents in testimony to
and defiance of the pain.
Info for learners
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All courses are non-credit, non-degree, non-certification, and fun-filled!