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Solidarity Stories: Community Led Book Discussion

"The Deep" by Rivers Solomon

2024-06-18 18:30:00 2024-06-18 19:30:00 America/New_York Solidarity Stories: Community Led Book Discussion Join a lively discussion! This month the Mount Rainier Library and the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights are discussing "The Deep," by Rivers Soloman. Mixt Food Hall - 3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-18 18:30:00 2024-06-18 19:30:00 America/New_York Solidarity Stories: Community Led Book Discussion Join a lively discussion! This month the Mount Rainier Library and the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights are discussing "The Deep," by Rivers Soloman. Mixt Food Hall - 3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

Mixt Food Hall

3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

Join a lively discussion! This month the Mount Rainier Library and the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights are discussing "The Deep," by Rivers Soloman.

The story is inspired by a song of the same title by the hip-hop collective Clipping about a fantastical society of merfolk who are the descendants of the pregnant enslaved women thrown overboard by enslavers.

In "The Deep," Solomon’s protagonist, Yetu, is the society’s singular historian, tasked with remembering her people’s traumatic past so that her people can live unencumbered by their history. The story explores Yetu’s journey as she tries to escape the burden of carrying her people’s collective past and is torn between serving her own needs and serving her people.

In 2020, this novella won the Lambda Literary Award for best LGBTQ+ Science Fiction, and was nominated for Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards.

Find a copy of the book in our collection: Book | AudiobookEbook | Eaudiobook

Venue information: Solidarity Stories: Community - Led Book Discussion takes place the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the upstairs lounge area of Mixt Food Hall in Brentwood, MD. Limited parking is available via the garage on 39th Street and Rhode Island Ave. Parking is free for program participants and no purchase is required, but participants are welcome to order snacks, drinks, or dinner from Mixt’s vendors. For more information, visit their website: https://mixtfoodhall.com.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | LGBTQ+ | Discussions | Black Heritage |

TAGS: | OHR | book discussion |

Venue details


Limited parking is available via the garage on 39th Street and Rhode Island Ave. Parking is free for program participants and no purchase is required, but participants are welcome to order snacks, drinks, or dinner from Mixt’s vendors. For more information, visit their website: https://mixtfoodhall.com.