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Read Until You Understand - The Wisdom of Black Life and Literature

With Farah Jasmine Griffin

Farah Jasmine Griffin will discuss her book Read Until You Understand: The Wisdom of Black Life and Literature (W.W. Norton, 2021)


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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year in Nonfiction Farah Jasmine Griffin will discuss her book Read Until You Understand: The Wisdom of Black Life and Literature (W.W. Norton, 2021), a hybrid literary guide and memoir of growing up in South Philly. This rich reservoir of literary masterpieces will unlock years of future discoveries for its readers from Toni Morrison to Marvin Gaye.


About the Author: Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University where she also served as the inaugural Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department. She is the author of five books including Who Set You Flowin?: The African American Migration Narrative (1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (2001), Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (with Salim Washington, 2008), and Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II (2013).

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Date & Time

February 24, 2022

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Add to Calendar 02/24/202206:00 PM 02/24/202207:00 PM America/New_York Read Until You Understand - The Wisdom of Black Life and Literature Farah Jasmine Griffin will discuss her book Read Until You Understand: The Wisdom of Black Life and Literature (W.W. Norton, 2021) About this event A... More info at www.funtimesmagazine.com/events/222216/read-until-you-understand-the-wisdom-of-black-life-and-literature Athenaeum of Philadelphia 219 South 6th St , Philadelphia , PA 19106 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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Athenaeum of Philadelphia 219 South 6th St Philadelphia 19106 PA US

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