Zora Neale Hurston's use of domestic violence was discussed.
Janie's determination not to let Tea-Cake kill her, and her decision to be alone and her ability to be happy that way were key.
Logan and Jody and their attitudes were compared to characters in early Spike Lee films and to Marie Antoinette.
Janie's sexual awakening as presented symbolically with the blossoming pear tree and the bees was discussed as a particularly beautiful part of the book.
|Participants talking about domestic violence in Hurston's work, and interesting comparisons to other characters in other works.|
|Dr Zafar (left) leading the discussion. Local author, David Linzee (right) pondering the discussion.|