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Caribbean Reads - ISLAND QUEEN

Location Lost City Books 2467 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Date Monday, March 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Caribbean Reads invites you to delve into the captivating narrative of "Island Queen" by Vanessa Riley on Monday, March 25th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lost City Books in Washington, DC. This historical novel vividly portrays the extraordinary life of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, who transcended the shackles of slavery to become one of the most influential figures in the colonial West Indies. Born into bondage on Montserrat, Dorothy, known as Doll, navigates a tumultuous path to freedom, leveraging her wit and determination to amass wealth and power as an entrepreneur and landowner. Set against the backdrop of the bustling port cities of the Caribbean and the opulent drawing rooms of London, "Island Queen" is a gripping saga of resilience and self-determination that challenges societal norms and celebrates the indomitable spirit of a trailblazing woman. Join us for an evening of exploration and discussion as we uncover the remarkable legacy of Doll Thomas.

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