Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Virtual Book Talk | CSREA | Skinfolk: A Memoir

Thursday, April 6, 2023

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Webinar - Registration Required

About the Event
"Skinfolk" is a haunting, poignant story of growing up in a mixed-race family in 1970s New Jersey that exposes the joys and constraints of love, blood, and belonging, and the persistent river of racial violence in America, past and present.

In lyrical yet wrenching prose, Matthew Pratt Guterl, one of the children, narrates a family saga of astonishing originality, in which even the best intentions would prove woefully inadequate. Chronicling both the humor and pathos of this experiment, he “opens a door to our dreams of what the idea of family might make possible.”

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About the Author 
Matthew Pratt Guterl
L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies