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CONNECTEDNESS - JUNE 2024

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Connectedness

June 2024

June 18, 2024

Lead: Eshe Mercer-James

For June Book Club, Eshe Merce-James invites you to look at variations on folklore as examples of cultural connections across borders and oceans. As a group, we are reading 4 to 5 stories about different Central American folkloric tricksters, with a focus on characters who are building or defending a home, connecting home and land together. Eshe is keeping a surprise reading for the group, exploring a Breb Rabbit story. Join us on Tuesday June 18th for a beautiful evening with Eshe!

Photos by Afnan Yakot, Maria Trivino, Sarah N. Ahmad

Eshe Mercer-James


Eshe Mercer-James has taught literature courses at both York and Trent Universities, and also works with the Canadian Language Museum. Her PhD dissertation, Framing Standard and Dialect in Black Women’s Novels (2021), was nominated for the Mary McEwan Memorial Award, a prize for feminist scholarship. She also has a longstanding interest in Brazilian culture, and spent a month in the northeast part of the country to experience the Festa de São João festival (also known as Festa Junina). She is excited to experience some of that energy in Toronto.

Photo by Isorine Marc

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