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Staff English Book Club

2022-01-24  Pageviews:2376
During the Spring 2022 semester, CLE Assistant Director, Matthew Jellick, will host the ninth(!) Staff English Book Club.  Each term we read different books from a wide range of multicultural perspectives, providing a platform for in-depth discussion and analysis of issues which affect us all, regardless of who we are or where we are from.

This semester we will read Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, which addresses the inward crisis of displacement, and how immigration to a new culture can create a loss of identity.  The author's Ethiopian background will provide a unique viewpoint for us to examine, and how the chasm between two worlds provides both opportunities as well as challenges.

The Staff English Book Club is open to all faculty and staff at SUSTech, and we look forward to another successful term of honest discussions about challenging topics.