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Underground Book Club: A discussion on race and literature

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On Friday, Nov. 11, Indy Reads Books will host a book discussion of two new titles: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters. 

Released within a month of one another, both address slavery through speculative fiction, though through very different settings and protagonists.

Or are they so different? How does current fiction explore the past and create a roadmap for the future? Local professors Ania Spyra from Butler University and Jason Housley from IUPUI, author Tamara Winfrey Harris and activist Leah Humphrey will be on a panel to help facilitate this conversation, moderated by Ebony Chappel, editor in chief of the Indianapolis Recorder, followed by refreshments. Books are available for purchase prior to the event for 20 percent off. The discussion is free and open to everyone, but book donations are encouraged.

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