Global Literature Online Book Group
A partnership of international study centers on Harvard’s campus, this online reading series for k-12 educators is back for its second year and will again explore literature from five global regions: Africa, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and the Islamic World. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss works of global literature with experts and authors in monthly, online conversations.
Read more about this program in a recent Gazette article!
The 2013-2014 Global Literature full lineup will be announced soon! Please
scroll down to register for the first in the series, The Dream Life of Sukhanov. If you missed Purple Hibiscus – be sure to watch the book group discussion here!
Educators who succesffully complete all five sessions will be awarded 20 Professional Development Points.
Recordings of Past Sessions
Sweetness in the Belly with author Camilla Gibb and Professor William Granara.
In the Time of the Butterflies with author Julia Alvarez and Professor Glenda Carpio. (Audio recording)
The Bamboo Grove: An Introduction to Sijo with Professor David R. McCannh
The Accompanist with Professor Julie Buckler
Purple Hibiscus with Professor Akua Sarr and PhD student Kristen Roupenian
Schedule and Book Descriptions
The Dream Life of Sukhanov, Olga Grushin (2007) featuring the author herself!
Book description: The story of Anatoly Sukhanov, who many years before abandoned the precarious existence of an underground artist for the perks of a Soviet apparatchik. But, at the age of 56, his perfect life is suddenly disintegrating. Buried dreams return to haunt him. New political alignments threaten to undo him. Vaulting effortlessly from the real to the surreal and from privilege to paranoia, The Dream Life of Sukhanov is a darkly funny novel.