Race and Racism Book Group — First Meeting, 06.17

Race and Racism Book Group — First Meeting, 06.17
Old First’s new “Race and Racism Book Group” will hold its first meeting on Sun., June 17 after worship in the sanctuary.

The selection will be Burger’s Daughter, by South African writer Nadine Gordimer. This historical novel details a group of white anti-apartheid activists in South Africa seeking to overthrow the South African government. It is set in the mid-1970s, and follows the life of Rosa as she comes to terms with her father Lionel Burger’s legacy as an activist. The novel is rooted in the history of the anti-apartheid struggle and references actual events and people from that period, including Nelson Mandela and the 1976 Soweto uprising. The book is easily available in bookstores and libraries. We hope you’ll join us.