The Awakening of La Muse

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Muse, a sixteen-year-old American slave, travels to Paris in 1855 and becomes the pursuit of a french bounty hunter

Our next Literary Series selection is The Awakening of La Muse by S.R. Strickland.

Excerpts from the novel will be performed by professional actors. The Awakening of La Muse is about Muse, a sixteen-year-old American slave, driven by a secret that nurtures her spirit but binds her to a crippling silence, is petrified when she travels with her owners to Europe. The journey sweeps her from the rocky dirt roads of a plantation to the elegant avenues of Paris. In 1855, she escapes but soon learns a french bounty hunter is in pursuit. When the day of reckoning arrives, she battles for the right to liberty.

A short talkback with the author immediately following the performance.

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