SLC Reads "Behold the Dreamers" with Imbolo Mbue and Carolyn Ferrell '84

Off Campus Online

Not open to the public

/ Wednesday


Please note: This event is open to the Sarah Lawrence community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families) only.

Writing faculty member Carolyn Ferrell '84 will moderate a discussion with Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and an Oprah's Book Club selection. A novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream, Behold the Dreamers tells the story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post and a Best Book of the Year by close to a dozen publications, the novel has been adapted into an opera in Poland, a stage play in Seattle, and was recently optioned for a movie.

This program is a part of our inaugural SLC Reads program, which aims to introduce students to SLC’s academic environment and faculty community, foster an exchange of ideas, and encourage our community to explore perspectives on themes related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Advance registration is required.

Sarah Lawrence students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families are invited to attend.