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FAMU's 13th Annual Spring Literary Forum: "Elwood's Tallahassee: Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys"

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Feb 25 2021
FAMU's 13th Annual Spring Literary Forum: "Elwood's Tallahassee: Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys"

This year, Florida A&M University’s 13th Annual Spring Literary Forum places The Nickel Boys, an award-winning novel (Pulitzer Prize 2020) by Colson Whitehead, at the center of our discussions on literature and culture.

This year, Florida A&M University’s 13th Annual Spring Literary Forum places The Nickel Boys, an award-winning novel (Pulitzer Prize 2020) by Colson Whitehead, at the center of our discussions on literature and culture.  In The Nickel Boys, Tallahassee and a fictitious site that resembles the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna are the novel’s primary settings. The novel’s protagonist, Elwood Curtis, is a bright, idealistic teenager who resides in Tallahassee’s Frenchtown in the 1960s. 

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  1. Learned about this “school” only after coming to Tallahassee (moved after 17 years in Jacksonville) & found it horrifying. I really look forward to hearing Mr Colson.

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    • Mr. Whitehead won’t be with us Thursday; however, we look forward to seeing you, Mary. Thank you.

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