July 7, 2013

Portland Public Library to celebrate Sudanese community

PORTLAND — Portland's Public Library is hosting a book discussion and celebration of the city's Sudanese community.

The library will discuss "The Good Braider" by author Terry Farish on Thursday as part of its "I'm Your Neighbor, Portland" event series.

"The Good Braider" is a free verse novel for teens about a mother and daughter who flee the war in South Sudan and arrive as refugees in Portland. It's based on Farish's conversations with people who came to Portland from the Sudan.

The event will also feature a performance by South Sudanese rapper OD Bonny and a performance of a scene from the book by theatre group A Company of Girls.

"I'm Your Neighbor, Portland" is a series of city-wide events that are designed to bring together Portland's diverse communities.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)