October 14, 2021
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 x1404
Evening With the Author: Caroline Kautsire presents What Kind of Girl?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
For Caroline, being a girl in Malawi is confusing, and she is constantly asked, “What kind of girl behaves this way?” With a thousand cultural ideas flooding into her head from American media, she struggles to fit into traditional African society. At 9 years old, she finds herself in a boarding school far from home, and must finally answer the question “What kind of girl are you?” This is a sweeping coming of age story about a girl tangling with gender restrictions, religious institutions, American cultural attitudes, and African traditions that seek to define who she can be. It is also a tale of how one girl’s story can become all of our stories.
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Caroline Kautsire is an English professor at Bunker Hill Community College. A stage actress and director, Caroline was recognized by the Eastern MA Assoc. of Community Theatres for her performance as Trinculo in "The Tempest." She also teaches public speaking and gives inspirational talks that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.