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Join A Book Discussion at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston This Saturday

Marisol Gallagher

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HOUSTON, TX - If you have been reading "In the Wake: On Blackness and Being" by Christina Sharpe or finished the entire book and want to find out more about this masterpiece, you can join a discussion on this book at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

This socially distanced discussion will take place on Saturday, August 21 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Jason Oliver, organizer of the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club will facilitate the discussion.

Guests who are interested in learning more about the book and have read the book entirely or in part are welcome to share their thoughts with fellow readers.

The discussion will maintain the health and safety protocols. Masks are required during the program and seating will be spaced out.

Written by Christina Sharpe, "In the Wake: On Blackness and Being" is a wholly remarkable book that addresses racial violence, black mortality, and citizenship issues. You can get the book through a local Black woman-owned bookstore, SOA Co. Books.

The book is featured in the exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need in the drawing series BLK FMNST Loaner Library 1989-2019 as the key text represented.

Christina Sharpe, the author, is a Professor of English at Tufts University and she is also serving for York University as Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities. Among her published books are "In the Wake: On Blackness and Being" and "Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Perverse Modernities)".

Founded in 1948, Contemporary Art Museum Houston has been committed to presenting the most exciting and valuable regional, national, and international arts. It is a nonprofit organization and a non-collecting institution.

To attend the book discussion, register here.

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