Tayo Basquiat, assistant professor of philosophy, will lead the discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. at the BSC Library.
An Ordinary Man, the second of three books being discussed, is the autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina. It tells the story of his experience during the Rwandan genocide that began in April 1994 – an experience made famous in the film Hotel Rwanda. During the 1994 genocide, more than 800,000 people were killed in less than 100 days … mostly with clubs and machetes and agricultural tools. Rusesabagina, who was the manager of the Hotel Milles Collines, a European-owned luxury hotel, sheltered and saved more than one thousand people during the genocide.
The theme of the 2013 BookTalk discussion series is “Proving the Power of One.” The non-fiction books being discussed are about ordinary people whose actions have changed the world for the better.
BookTalk discussions are held at the BSC Library and are free and open to all. Books can be borrowed from local libraries or purchased from booksellers. BookTalk is funded by the BSC Library and a grant from the BSC Foundation.
Check out the BookTalk at BSC 2013 LibGuide.
If you need more information, call 224-5450 or visit the Library’s website.