Join a virtual book club open to all Pittsburgh-area (or other interested) alumni, parents and friends of Kenyon on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. ET. At this meeting of the book club, we will discuss "The Last Gift," the eighth novel by Abdulrazak Gurnah, published in 2011. This novel follows an East African immigrant living in a small English town as he and his family reckon with his past, which has long been shrouded in mystery. After suffering a debilitating stroke at age 63, Abbas suddenly wants to speak for the first time about the youthful decisions that drove him to leave his native Zanzibar, become a sailor and eventually marry and settle down in England. As his wife and their children care for the ailing Abbas, they too find themselves confronting their memories.

Registration is now open for this free virtual event. Please contact Suzy Apel '83 P'16 at with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Can't make it to this event? Check out our YouTube channel after the event to view a recording. 

Kenyon is committed to creating inclusive events. This event will feature optional live streamed captions. Please contact us to discuss other access considerations needed to participate fully in this event.