Join Summer Reading Program for Chance to Meet Author Jamaica Kincaid
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences invites new undergraduate students of all majors to apply for the college’s First-Year Reading Program. This year, participants will be reading the novel Annie John in anticipation of author Jamaica Kincaid’s visit to NSU at Convocation on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Annie John details the story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua. A classic coming-of-age story, the novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. An adored only child, Annie has lived an idyllic life. But when she turns 12, Annie’s life changes in ways that are often mysterious to her—she begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother ceases to be a source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary.
As a participant of the program, you will receive a free copy of Kincaid’s book and get the opportunity to discuss the book with your peers and faculty members in a small reading group. You’ll also have the chance to hear from the author as she delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Convocation ceremony. A select group of participants will also receive an invitation to a private seminar dinner with the author following the event.
Participation in the college’s First-Year Reading Program is free, but space is limited. To be considered, apply online at www.fcas.nova.edu/student/first_year_reading.