Identity: A Global Discussion

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In conjunction with the American Book Center in The Hague, local expat author Carolyn Vines will host a series of discussion sessions on identity.

In her recently released memoir black and (A)broad: traveling beyond the limitations of identity, Carolyn narrates her own struggle to live up to the “strong, independent black woman” label that her culture placed on her. Living abroad gives her the opportunity to reflect upon who she is and ground her identity in terms more meaningful than gender, race and nationality.

As a result of her journey back to herself, Carolyn will host a series of informal discussion sessions about identity. The first discussion will take place on 17 February 2011 where Carolyn will introduce the idea that asking who am I? is crucial for the well-being of expats.

Topics for follow up discussions, scheduled for 3 March 2011 and 10 March 2011, are to be announced. All sessions will be held 10.00 – 12.00 in the American Book Center’s Treehut in The Hague, Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM, 070-364-2742

Participants are asked to come prepared for a lively discussion that will empower and inspire.

*Space is limited so be sure to register at

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