Sunday, May 19, 2013
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday Morning Reading Group!
God’s Bits of Wood is one of the great labor novels of the 20th Century, but is sadly often missed because of its African origin. Written by Senegalese author and filmmaker Sembène Ousmane, the narrative unfolds through the development of a railroad strike in 1940s colonial Senegal. Ousmane uses the story of the strike to not only articulate the coming to dual consciousness of the strikers as both workers and colonial subjects, but also deftly include the evolution of women’s power and self-awareness as they struggle both with and against their male counterparts.
A link to a pdf of the book is here.
Support your local bookstore! Buy a copy of Gods Bits of Wood at these great NYC used bookstores: Book Thug Nation, Human Relations, or Unnameable Books. Or have Bluestockings Books order you a copy.