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Lori G.

Location:

Southaven, MS
Hometown: Clarksdale

Member since:

September 26, 2013

What is a seminal read that changed your perspectives or broadened your views of the African American Community?

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. This story is similar to how we live today. We have allowed others to influence us to the degree that it changes our culture and who we are as a people. Instead of taking the good from other cultures and continuing to enhance our, own, we take the bad and some of the good from other cultures and eventually we lose who we are. Our once strong community loses its veracity and strength. The links in the chain that kept us together become broken and we are left with no culture of our own.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Enlightenment and new friendships.

Please share two things about you that can be shared by way of introduction.

I've recently relocated permanently back to the area. I was working in Jackson, MS but still resided here. I'm a newly first time mom.

Introduction

I'm Lori. I was an avid reader at one time. However, the winds of life threw me overboard and I lost focus. I'm now regaining my love of reading and would love to surround myself with other readers.


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