The Brothers Network discusses Toni Morrison’s Beloved


You are invited to participate in what promises to be a lively and provocative discussion of one of the most acclaimed novels of our time.

Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a singularly significant investigation of the traumas of slavery and rape and their continuing consequences in the lives of African Americans. How have the wounds of slavery and rape continued to plague black life and how will these problems be overcome? Our discussion will look at the ways the lives of the male and female characters in the novel intersect, but with a special focus on the rarely discussed male characters in the book. We will look at the relevance of Paul D, Halle, Sixto, Stamp Paid and others to contemporary black male realities and problems. We will also investigate the issue of Black men being made powerless in the face of white male violence against black girls and women and what this enforced powerlessness means for contemporary black male-female and male-male relationships. Our discussion will also incorporate other works, such as Du Bois’ Souls of Black Folk and “The Damnation of Women”, Fanon’s Black Skin, White Mask and Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room.

Like our previous book discussion, this will be lively, provocative, and
thoughtful. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss this exchange on a timely yet timeless topic.

For more information The Brothers Network website

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