Ladataan Tapahtumat

« Kaikki Tapahtumat

  • Tämä tapahtuma on mennyt.

SAM Suomi: SAM Book Club with Meeria Vesala, November 2023

29.11.2023 | 18:00 - 19:30

Date and time: Wednesday 29.11.2023 @ 18.00-19.30
Book: There, There by Tommy Orange / suom. Ei enää mitään (2018)
Read Meeria Vesala’s book review at the end of the event information. 

  • A fun and relaxed book club in English led by Meeria Vesala, Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at Åbo Akademi University
  • American literature from classics to contemporary works
  • Meetings organized online on Microsoft Teams

All SAM members, and people interested in SAM activities, are warmly welcomed to join SAM Book Club meetings where we read and discuss American literature in English. We embrace all opinions about the book (what moved you, what themes did you notice, etc.) and aim for a lively discussion, but no one is forced to speak. You may read the book in English or in Finnish and participate also as a listener. Join us regularly or on the dates that fit your schedule. The theme for the year 2023 is Courage.

All SAM Book Club titles can be found at your local library and in various bookstores.


Tommy Orange: There, There / suom. Ei enää mitään (2018)
Tommy Orange has written a beautiful yet tragic story about the loss and rediscovery of one’s identity and self-worth. Orange’s debut novel There, There was published in 2018 and it has received multiple literary awards in the United States and been translated into dozens of languages. The book tells the story of twelve urban Native Americans who are preparing for a community powwow (a social gathering) in Oakland, California. Mixed in with the fiction are essay-like parts that explain to the reader the misjustices that Native Americans have been subjected to on their own land for centuries. Deeply moving, historically fascinating, and at times disturbing, this novel is a must-read not only for its message and themes, but also for its astonishing literary merit.


18:00 - 19:30


SAM Suomi


Webinaari, online