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Award-Winning Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to Discuss "The Water Dancer" at The DuSable Museum

9/25/2019, 2:15 p.m. | Updated on 9/25/2019, 2:15 p.m.
Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will discuss his first novel, "The Water Dancer," at the DuSable Museum of African American History ...
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Award-Winning Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to Discuss "The Water Dancer" at The DuSable Museum

Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will discuss his first novel, "The Water Dancer," at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:00 PM until 8:15 PM. Coates will be joined in conversation by renowned Chicago poet, Tara Betts and the Museum is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago.

Just how powerful are our memories? This is the central question of "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, well know for his Atlantic essays, and a National Book Award winner for "Between the World and Me." "The Water Dancer" follows Hiram Walker, a young slave in antebellum Virginia , as he explores the metaphorical and metaphysical boundaries of his world. A remarkable blend of historical fiction and fantasy, evocatively detailed and constantly thought-provoking, "The Water Dancer" serves as a profound reminder of Coates ongoing proposition: that we must remember and speak of our history in relation to present predicaments