Join the University Indigenous Women and Women of Color (UIWWOC) faculty and staff affinity group for its book group centering titles by and about indigenous women and women of color. Come for the discussion, stay for the community!
About "Love Is An Ex-Country" by Randa Jarrar: In this exuberant, defiant and introspective memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unraveling and hostile America. As an American raised for a time in Egypt, and finding herself captivated by the story of a celebrated Egyptian belly dancer's journey across the United States in the 1940s, she sets off from her home in California to her parents' in Connecticut. On the way, she schools a rest-stop racist, destroys Confederate flags in the desert, and visits the Chicago neighborhood where her immigrant parents first lived. For more information about the book: https://bookshop.org/books/love-is-an-ex-country/9781948226585.