Virtual Comics Unbound Book Discussion Online
Are you interested in comics and graphic novels?
November's Selection: "Paying the Land" by Joe Sacco
" The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being. But the subarctic Canadian Northwest Territories are home to valuable resources, including oil, gas, and diamonds. With mining came jobs and investment, but also road-building, pipelines, and toxic waste, which scarred the landscape, and alcohol, drugs, and debt, which deformed a way of life.
In Paying the Land, Joe Sacco travels the frozen North to reveal a people in conflict over the costs and benefits of development. The mining boom is only the latest assault on indigenous culture: Sacco recounts the shattering impact of a residential school system that aimed to “remove the Indian from the child”; the destructive process that drove the Dene from the bush into settlements and turned them into wage laborers; the government land claims stacked against the Dene Nation; and their uphill efforts to revive a wounded culture."
We are always looking for new members that are interested in comics! Comics Unbound is recommended for ages 16+ for adult content.
Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.
- Monday, November 15, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Library Location:
- Chester County Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.