For the second year in a row, Daniel Black’s Perfect Peace is the common reading assignment for incoming first-year students at Clark Atlanta University!
Members of Class of 2015 are reading the novel before they arrive on campus for CAU Experience, the new student orientation program, which begins on August 17. The author will facilitate several discussion sessions about this year’s book on campus during CAU Experience.
Throughout the school year, students will continue to discuss and write about Perfect Peace in the two-semester First Year Seminar, which is a required course for all new students. The First Year Seminar at CAU “assist[s] students with the transition to the University . . . It also focuses on academic, personal and social issues relevant to college life.”
In previous years, the university has assigned other works by Daniel Black, including They Tell Me of a Home and The Sacred Place for the First-Year Seminar required reading. Dr. Black is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Africana Women’s Studies at CAU, where he studied English as an undergraduate himself.
Perfect Peace • St. Martin’s Press • 352 pages