Dates: Four Wednesdays, May 23 and 30, June 6 and 13
Tuition: $45/4 sessions before May 16; $50 after
One theme that ties together the works we will read is resilience! The ability to bounce back and claim a full life is revealed across a diverse tapestry of narratives: whether trying to create a new understanding of survival and of community after the out-break of violence (A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry), being suddenly thrust into life in exile and exploring new, unknown geographies (Exit West by Mohsin Hamid), or never forgetting your beginnings and persevering to reconnect with a lost past (A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly). On the last gathering we shall watch the film, Lion, which is based on Brierly’s memoir.
Sibi Aydelott holds a doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has taught in the United States, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, and Qatar. She has also worked as a Curriculum Consultant. She moved to San Antonio, in 2010.