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Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all. In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.
Hi ladies, my name is Sabrina; I am a member of this little book club and in Chicago during the summer months to carry out research as part of my PhD in Germany. As a research assistant in the field of Intercultural Communication, I am interested in the way Chicagoans experience and perceive Islam in their city. In order to learn more about urban encounters and local points of view, I am doing group discussions with residents of Chicagoland, where one of the biggest Muslim communities is located. Since I am looking for groups that meet kind of regularly and enjoy conversations, I would be very happy if some of you would be interested in participating! It would be an open conversations around a few questions and impulses that I would provide; the discussion would start with a little film clip. Basically, there is no need for a sound expertise on Islam on your site – but if you have, that would be interesting, too. I imagine this to be a very insightful and lively conversation, so please take part! As soon as I know if some of you are interested, I will suggest a suitable time to meet (for example on a weekend afternoon or weekday evening). The discussion would last about 1.5 – 2 hours depending a little bit on your “fire for the subject”. I will find us a suitable quite room somewhere central; ideally where we can get some coffee & tea (otherwise I will provide it). Of course, the discussion will remain completely anonymous and would be used only for my PhD. If you have any questions, please let me know (my numer:[masked]; email: [masked]).