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Join us Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7pm for an author talk featuring Marjy Marj. She will share with us her most recently published book, Same Elephants. Marjy Marj’s anticipated follow-up to The Shimmigrant is an enlightening, introspective, heartwarming novel about four friends from diverse backgrounds. Sasha Badu is an immigrant in search of a better life. After meeting Rakiya Muhammad, Jane Taylor and Aviva Schwartz at a political event, the four become fast friends. When Sasha and Rakiya are mistaken for trespassers, the friends embark on a quest to educate their community about the dangers of stereotyping. Same Elephants explores everyday relationships, the presumptuous nature of society and the ability to rise above prejudice. 

This event will take place virtually, in order to receive the Zoom link, please register at this link:

For more information about Marjy Marj, visit her website at

For more information about this event or others like it, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or

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