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History Book Festival Presents Author E. J. Levy: The Cape Doctor
July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a talk with E. J. Levy, author of The Cape Doctor, an offering of the 2021 virtual History Book Festival.
This novel is based on the true story of James Miranda Barry, who began life as a penniless Irish girl but ended up successfully practicing medicine as a man in 19th-century Cape Town, South Africa. Barry changed from daughter to son in order to enter medical school and provide for family but soon embraced the freedom of living life as a man. After befriending the aristocratic Cape Governor, he rose to the pinnacle of society, before the two were publicly accused of a homosexual affair that scandalized the colonies and nearly cost them their lives.
E. J. Levy’s work has been featured in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation and Paris Review. She is the author of a prize-winning story collection, Love, In Theory, and her anthology, Tasting Life Twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction by New American Writers, won the Lambda Literary Award. Levy teaches in the MFA Program at Colorado State University.
Online program conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
Sponsored by History Book Festival, Lewes Public Library, Browseabout Books, Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, and Delaware Humanities.
- July 29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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- Featured, Sussex
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