Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Rabbit-Proof Fence
Join BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays), Howe Library's book group. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring your lunch and a healthy appetite for good discussion.
Tuesday, July 9th
by Doris Pilkington
Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up and taken to settlements to be institutionally assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-wining author Doris Pilkington traces the story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from their community in Southwestern Australia and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement. There, Molly and her relatives Gracie and Daisy were forbidden to speak their native language, forced to abandon their heritage, and taught to be culturally white. After regular stays in solitary confinement, the three girls planned and executed a daring escape from the grim camp.
BLT for August: TBA. Stay tuned...
Date: July 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm