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University of Massachusetts Boston


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100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Tel: 617/287-5880
Fax: 617/287-5865
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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Dinaw Mengestu

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Events

Kick-Off

Kick-Off Event for Book club leaders, panelists, and community leaders featuring webcast of book reading and q&a session with author Dinaw Mengestu, done at the Goddard Center in January 2015.

Event Location: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Campus Center,, Boston, MA 02125

Date: Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Book Club

Grove Hall Library will host a book club.

Event Location: Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Avenue, Boston, MA 02121

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Book Club

Fields Corner also has a large Vietnamese American clientele. This novel, which takes up the question of immigration, is one that will resonate well in this community.

Event Location: Fields Corner, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02122

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Book Club

Adams Street, which has a strong Vietnamese population, is eager to read the book and discover commonalities and difference between the Ethiopian American experience and the Vietnamese American experience.

Event Location: Adams Street Library, 690 Adams, Boston, MA 02124

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Film Showing, "Sankofa"

After the film is shown, Q&A will be led by faculty member from the Africana Studies Department, UMass Boston.

Event Location: Dudley Public Library, 65 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02119

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Film Showing, "Adwa"

Showing of Haile Gerima film, Adwa. The focus of the film is the 1896 victory of the Ethiopians over the Italians. Audience Discussion to Follow

Event Location: Dudley Public Library, 65 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02121

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Film Showing, "Harvest"

Showing of the film Harvest by acclaimed Ethiopian-American director, Haile Gerima. The showing is part of a series of events inspired by Dinaw Mengestu's novel, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears. Haile Gerima's fourth film takes place in post colonial Ethiopia, a peasant family works for a wealthy landowner. A discussion may follow post film regarding themes engaged by the film.

Event Location: Dudley Public Library, 65 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02119

Date: Thu, May 21, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

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