KEEPER & TELLER
In Other Words Book Club reads Queen of Flowers and Pearls > SEPT 28
ABOUT THE IN OTHER WORDS BOOK CLUB
In Other Words will focus will on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. The goal is to introduce Canadians to European books and authors by bridging cultures and allowing readers to discover contemporary European authors and their works.
EUNIC is the network of the European cultural relations institutes in Toronto and is formed by Alliance Française and the Consulate general of France, Camões Toronto, Italian Cultural Institute and Goethe-Institut Toronto.
ABOUT QUEEN OF FLOWERS AND PEARLS BY GABRIELLA GHERMANDI
Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob tells her stories of how he and the other warriors fought in the resistance against the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, Mahlet vows to become the keeper and teller of her family’s stories. From the time of Menelik to the present, Mahlet's long voyage through time and space links thousands of stories between Africa and Europe. Intensely personal, this powerful and beautifully narrated novel tells the story of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia as well as of others around the globe who have suffered under colonialism or have been forcibly exiled from their homelands.
IN OTHER WORDS BOOK CLUB MEETING:
QUEEN OF FLOWERS AND PEARLS BY GABRIELLA GHERMANDI
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Wednesday September 28, 2016 > 7pm-9pm
BYO snacks etc.