Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, historical persons and events provided the original inspiration for Beloved. Sethe, the novel’s protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio. Eighteen years later, she is still not free; she has too many memories of Sweet Home, the Kentucky farm where she witnessed so many hideous things. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with poetry and suspense, Beloved is regarded by many readers as Morrison's finest work.
Dr. Connie Calloway will lead our discussion. Distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/c0lnc83s5ok7tecuqdcnjg0mcno?authuser=0&eid=100028809078157626561&hl=en