Presented by Ms. Onyema Nweze
In the Afterword of The Bluest Eye, Morrison writes, “beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.” 50 years ago, Morrison’s first novel challenged audiences to witness Pecola Breedlove, whom Hilton Als describes as “a manifestation of a sick society, the ailing body of America, whose racial malaise” is responsible for producing Pecolas. Now one does not have to look far to see beauty being done in the embracing of natural hair and darker skin tones. However, is America still struggling with a “racial malaise” that is still fostering Pecola productions? Join Onyema Nweze in a deep reading and discussion of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s first novel.
Four Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, 14, & 21: 6:30-8:30 pm
Text: The Bluest Eye, ISBN: 0452282195
$75; Members $65; Educator Members $30
Looking for a Celebration of Toni Morrison? View our event happening on September 22.
MS. ONYEMA NWEZE has been a public school teacher for over 20 years. In 2011, she earned an M.A. in humanities from the University of Dallas. She is a member of the Teacher’s Advisory Board of the Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is also a certified reading specialist, as well as a 2006 and 2007 alumnus of the Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers. She is working as a secondary English and language arts academic facilitator for the Dallas school district.