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Cat in the Stax: Read with the (Other) Jenna is Back!

  • Posted by: Jenna Newman
  • Posted Date: January 27, 2021
  • Filed Under: Library News

open book with drinksBy Jenna Newman

Read with the (Other) Jenna is back for another semester of diving deeper into captivating memoirs with the Villanova community. It’s hard to believe that four months ago I first came up with the idea for this virtual book club, and now, here we are, introducing the three books for the upcoming semester. 

Below is a brief introduction to the book club’s February choice, as well as a brief summary and insight into why I picked this memoir for the first of the semester.

February // Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

Nadia Owusu shares her life story as the daughter of a UN official, moving throughout her childhood until she lost her father at the age of 13. Without her mother presence in her life, Nadia had a childhood filled with instability. When she arrived in New York as a young woman, Nadia embarked on a new journey to find herself and her identity.

For the month of February, I wanted to feature a memoir by a black author and was struck by the theme of identity in Nadia’s life. With life changes comes changing identity, something that I would argue everyone can relate to, whether it’s a current situation or something that has already passed. 

Be prepared by checking out our other book club picks for the spring semester below!

March // Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

April // When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

 


Jenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.

 


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