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Book Club Meeting - Whereas

  • 13 Apr 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TBD

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WCSA is excited to announce that we will be reading Whereas for our next book club meeting on April 13th at 7PM. Please feel free to reach out to Maura at maura.weaver@mail.house.gov with any questions. 

"WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, prose poems, longer narrative sequences, resolutions, and disclaimers, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, landscapes, her own writing, and her predicament inside national affiliations. “I am,” she writes, “a citizen of the United States and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation—and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must eat, I must art, I must mother, I must friend, I must listen, I must observe, constantly I must live.” This strident, plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature."

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