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Volume IV: The Eyes of Other People
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Courtesy AbeBooks

Due to Coronavirus-related matters this workshop has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
All pre-booked and confirmed participants can still enjoy a free copy of the Bluest Eye, courtesy of VINTAGE. Your book is ready to collect from the ICA Box Office, anytime from today up to 30 March.

‘Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.’
– Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Lola Okolosie leads a study group offering a critical reading of Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye. Making connections to contemporary discourses on whiteness and beauty with references to pop cultural texts such as Love Island, Okolosie expands the conversation to also consider Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.
Lola Okolosie is a writer and schoolteacher. She has written for The Observer, The Guardian and Red Pepper, among other publications. She is the winner of the Novel Studio Scholarship from City University for her novel-in-progress, Returnees.
03:30 pm
Sat, 14 Mar 2020

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This study group is relaxed. This means that if you tic, shout or move about, you’re more than welcome.

You are free to come and go from the Studio during this talk.

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