In his new novel, From Whence We Come, Maurice Dorsey tells the story of Seymour Rose, an African American man who is gay. He was born to a father who is Catholic and accepts his son unconditionally. His mother, who is born Methodist, is homophobic and tells her son throughout his life that she never wanted to have him. Seymour reflects on three generations of his family history and often tells family stories to make sense of his years of emotional insecurity and feelings of being unloved and unwanted.
Maurice W. Dorsey graduated as the only African American in his class at Bel Air Senior High School, Bel Air, Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, then graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College. He earned a Ph.D. in education from the University of Maryland. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and retired in 2012 from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. He is the author of Businessman First: Remembering Henry G. Parks.
Thursday, May 17 at 6:00pm
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