Explore the great classics of western literature.
Join Classics Book Group as we embark on a three month exploration of a classic work, considering it from a modern standpoint through adaptations, as well as through a nonfiction lens of historical or related information.
"Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie follows the story of Isma, who has cared for her siblings in the wake of her parents death. Now as she finally gains her freedom back, she is put at risk again by the actions of her brother, who has joined ISIS. Re-imagining the plot of "Antigone", the book explores themes of family, law, and sacrifice through the lens of an immigrant family living in modern England.
Attendees may also opt to read "The Watch" by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya also adapts "Antigone" into a modern setting, placing the action on a military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where a young woman pleads with a group of soldiers for the return of her brother's body.