ADVISORY: The House at Sugar Beach
Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Contact: Madeline Meth
Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation:
Featured Author: Helene Cooper, author, The House at Sugar Beach; diplomatic correspondent, New York Times
Moderated by: Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Co-Chair, ENOUGH Project
In a new poignant memoir, New York Times journalist Helene Cooper tells the story of her privileged Liberian childhood cut brutally short by a bloody 1980 coup, her family’s escape and survival, and, twenty-three years later, her return to her native country to find the foster sister her family left behind.
At once a deeply personal account and an examination of a violent and stratified country, The House at Sugar Beach tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor’s gentle humor. And at its heart, it is a story of Helene Cooper’s long voyage home.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a lively discussion around this best-selling memoir.
Copies of The House at Sugar Beach will be available for purchase. The author will be available to sign books following the discussion.
Admission is free.
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
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