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They Said This Would Be Fun
- Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up
- Written by: Eternity Martis
- Narrated by: Eternity Martis
- Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
A booksmart kid from Toronto, Eternity Martis was excited to move away to Western University for her undergraduate degree. But as one of the few Black students there, she soon discovered that the campus experiences she'd seen in movies were far more complex in reality. Over the next four years, Eternity learned more about what someone like her brought out in other people than she did about herself. She was confronted by white students in blackface at parties, dealt with being the only person of colour in class and was tokenized by her romantic partners.
This reframed my perspective about London, ON
- By JMS on 2020-07-13
They Said This Would Be Fun...and it was!
This book made me cry, laugh and groan in frustration! I will definitely be re-reading it. Martis' writing is clear, comedic and incisive. It's filled with insightful reflections and relevant anecdotes for anyone who attended a Canadian Post-Secondary Institution. I recommend this book very highly!!
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