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A book is selected each year that engages Memphians in issues that directly affect their lives, and this year’s selection — Thick, and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom — meets that criteria by exploring the Black female experience in today’s America.

Publisher’s Weekly calls Thick an “incisive, witty, and provocative” collection that “showcases Cottom’s wisdom and originality and amply fulfills her aim of telling powerful stories that become a problem for power.” It was named a top book of 2019 by TIMENew York Times Book Review, New York Public Library, and Chicago Tribune; was a finalist for the National Book Award; and was the winner of the 2019 Reading Women Award for Nonfiction.

Due to COVID protocols, this event is limited to CBU community members and special guests. Live video streaming is available at the above link.