"Country Lovers" Common Reading
"Country Lovers," a short story by Nadine Gordimer, will be the subject of a common reading in the Ostermeyer Room of the Student Community Center on Thursday, October 13 at 12:15 p.m. Dr. Mildred Mickle, Assistant Professor of English, will be conducting the reading as part of the Teaching Africa series of events sponsored by Penn State McKeesport. The Teaching Africa series is planned by the campus to bring international news and current events to the student population of Penn State McKeesport. Africa is the international focus of the campus's 2005 curriculum. The campus faculty has planned activities both in and out of the classroom which educate the students on African history and culture during the Spring and Fall semesters.
Nadine Gordimer, author of the October 13th reading, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991. Ms. Gordimer is aligned with the liberal white consciousness of South Africa and her works focus on the country's politics and her belief that responsible citizens must work positively through a grass works effort to alter the whole South African political organization.