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How Far Would You Go to Avoid a Terrible Fate?

June 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  Discussion based on the book Humus by Fabienne Kanor and translated by Lynn E. Palermo with the author and translator. Humus is based on a true story of 14 African women, who escaped a slave ship by leaping into shark-infested waters to avoid enslavement. Many drowned or were eaten by sharks. Celebrated French author Fabienne Kanor composed a powerful novel comprised of each woman’s story. Their intertwined narratives reveal the violence of their transition from freedom to captivity and the strength of their collective act of resistance.

To register, click here. For more information, email bethchaimrj@gmail.com. Sponsored by Congregation Beth Chaim Racial Justice Task Force and Sisterhood

To purchase Humus at a discount, go to to http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5405. and  enter code 10HUMUS40


June 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Virtual Zoom Event