Thankfully Plymouth doesn’t have the overt racism depicted in ‘Go Set a Watchman’, but there is no doubt that race is still an issue for our society.
Discussing the book will enable us to reflect on how attitudes change over time and from generation to generation, drawing on our own experiences in Plymouth and other places we have lived.
In addition, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has long been a standard text in Plymouth schools and has had a formative influence on many schoolchildren’s attitude to race. ‘Go Set a Watchman’ presents the same set of characters, but from a later perspective and in a more complex and nuanced situation, encouraging those same students - now adults - to consider how their own values have developed and matured.
Please join us to discuss this book. If you don’t have time to read it in full a summary will be available.
The event is free to attend - no booking required.
Email Sue Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org) for enquiries.
An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by Plymouth University.