One Book One London is an opportunity to read the same book as hundreds of other Londoners. It is like being part of a city-wide book club! The title for 2018 is Brother by David Chariandy. From the book’s description: “An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.” Themes also include immigration, poverty, precarious employment, and housing. In a very short and accessible read, Chariandy beautifully weaves together a story that articulates how the intersections of various obstacles compound the difficulty of daily life for so many.
Many of the themes explored in Brother are near and dear to the hearts of us in the CRHESI ecosystem. This is a unique opportunity to listen and participate in a community-driven dialogue about the questions we investigate as researchers, practitioners, and care providers.
Join us for a discussion about Chariandy’s book, it’s themes, and its similarities or dissimilarities to the experiences of individuals in our community. All are welcome. Reading Brother before March 5 is not necessary, but definitely recommended. Come and join other Londoners in sharing your reading experience with the community. Follow along at #1book1ldn on Twitter.
Monday, March 5, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
More details at curiouspublic.com/brother
Melanie-Anne Atkins is the Wellness Coordinator at the Wellness Education Centre at Western University.
Kristen Caschera (@librariankris) is a Librarian at London Public Library. She is a program coordinator for the One Book One London initiative.
Marcel Marcellin (@MarcellinMarcel) is the Director of Organizational Strategy at the City of London. He previously served as a Sergeant for the London Police for over 20 years.
Anaise Muzima (@anashakyss) is a Master of Laws graduate from Western University and is currently a settlement worker at Collège Boréal.
James Shelley (@jamesshelley) is a coordinator at the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion.