Author Warren St. John Weighs in on OMOB
We had the privilege of speaking with Warren St. John, author of the 2010 One Maryland One Book selection, Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town, to talk about his Maryland book tour, keeping up with the Fugees, and how communities all over America are changing.
Q/Outcasts United was selected as Maryland’s book for 2010. Among its many themes, we are encouraging residents to strike up conversations about community—how it is defined as well as what brings us together and what divides us within our communities. Why do you feel the story of the Fugees and the town of Clarkston is an important one to share with communities in Maryland?
A/Outcasts United is ultimately the story about a changing community, and how that community grapples to create connections and a sense of unity despite incredible differences between its citizens. I think the story has relevance in any place that is undergoing change, particularly changes that create greater diversity, whether ethnic, religious, economic, etc.
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