One Geographic Region Book Discussion Group
March 6, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Join NECC Librarians and Faculty in Conversation About Edwidge Danticat’s Modern Classic “The Farming of Bones”
“The Farming of Bones” is a powerful and haunting novel set in the Dominican Republic during the brutal Trujillo regime.
This is a BYO-lunch event, but cookies and water will be provided!
Print, audio, and e-book copies are available at both libraries!
It is 1937 and Amabelle, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle’s world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated. She desperately flees the violence for a Haiti she barely remembers.
Already acknowledged as a classic, this harrowing story of love and survival is an unforgettable memorial to the victims of the Parsley Massacre and a testimony to the power of human memory.
About the Book Discussion Group and NECC’s One Geographic Region Program
The Book Discussion Group is a part of NECC’s One Geographic Region program. The One Geographic Region program focuses on one part of the world for a period of two years. Its focus gives special attention to the culture, history, politics, economy, and other topics of the region. NECC’s current One Geographic Region is the Caribbean and Central America.