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One Amazing Thing
September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni\, the author of Auburn University’s 2018-2019 Common Book\, “One Amazing Thing\,” will speak on campus.
Divakaruni is the first female author chosen by Auburn for its Common Book program. “One Amazing Thing” tells the fictional story of a group of people from different cultures and backgrounds who\, after becoming trapped together by an earthquake for days\, use stories about “one amazing thing” from their lives to help them survive.
The book’s primary themes address cultural and ethnic diversity through storytelling while engaging readers in discussions about prejudice\, cultural misunderstandings\, and the value of multiculturalism. Additional topics include personal disaster preparedness\, government preparation for and response to life-threatening events and the difficulties of leadership in crisis.
Divakaruni will give a keynote address followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. The event is open to the public.
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