We are delighted to feature Grace parent, Dr. Curdella Forbes, author of five books, including her latest, A Tall History of Sugar. Jamaican born, Dr. Forbes has received critical acclaim for her book set in Jamaica. The New York Times reviewed the book last October and gave it high praise:
“The complex relationship of black people to their own skin — how it has affected freedom, rights, privilege, safety, opportunities and self-worth — has been central to our experience for generations. The first slave ships arrived in America in 1619, as the recent New York Times Magazine project so powerfully recounts. But the first slave ships arrived in Jamaica in 1517, 502 years ago. In her new novel, “A Tall History of Sugar,” the Jamaican writer Curdella Forbes uses skin as a prism to examine color, race, colonialism, heritage and — most important — love.”
Dr. Forbes will share a reading and lead us on November 10 in a discussion about her book. Head of School, Jen Danish, will interview her about her work. We hope you will have a chance to read this stunning book and then join us for our Zoom presentation on November 10 at 7 pm. This event is open to the friends and family of Grace Episcopal Day School and Grace Church. The book is available at local bookstores, Politics and Prose and Kramer Books or Amazon. Zoom link to follow. The book is available at local bookstores, Politics and Prose and Kramer Books or Amazon. Zoom link to follow.