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Augsburg’s Center for Teaching Learning and Hmong Women Together, in collaboration with the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee and the Asian American Student Association are pleased to invite all interested students, faculty, and staff to join us for a book club discussion of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Song Poet.
“From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. . . . The Song Poet is a love story — of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.” –Macmillan
CTL Diversity Dialogues are facilitated by Mzenga Wanyama, English, and Rachel Lloyd, Education.
A limited number of books are available for participants. Please RSVP now to reserve your spot! There will be two meeting times:
Book Discussion Group 1:
Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 pm in Marshall Room
Book Discussion Group 2:
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:30 pm in OGC 100