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As They Speak: February Virtual Book Club

February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Virtual book club discussion on “Black Indian: A Memoir” by Shonda Buchanan

About This Event

Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? If so, please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written by contemporary Native authors.

This month, we will be reading and discussing Black Indian: A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan. In this inspiring memoir, Buchanan explores her family’s legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society’s ostracization but the consequences of this dual inheritance. As the author puts it, Black Indian doesn’t have answers, nor does it aim to represent every American’s multi-ethnic experience. Instead, it digs as far down into this one family’s history as it can go—sometimes, with a bit of discomfort. 

Join the virtual conversation hosted by IAIS Staff on ZOOM. Zoom link will be sent out via email to all registrants and posted in the online event page prior to this event.

Price of Participation

This is a free event, but donations are appreciated.


February 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
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Insitute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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(860) 868 - 0518
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