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Brandon Hobson and the Big Read

Brandon Hobson will be giving a reading from his fourth novel, The Removed, as part of the Big Read event hosted by the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Branigan culture center here in Las Cruces on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 6 pm.
The Removed “follows the Echota family as they anticipate an annual family barbecue that celebrates the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution in 1839 and the memory of their son and brother Ray-Ray, who was killed by police 15 years earlier.”
The Removed came out of mythology,” Hobson says. “I wanted to conceptualize the reality of people suffering from generational trauma and the issues facing Natives.” “The trauma he refers to is the Trail of Tears, the removal from 1830 to 1850 of more than 60,0000 Native Americans from their homes—including the Cherokee, who were forced off their land in the southeastern U.S.”
Brandon Hobson is an award-winning author of four books: The Removed (2021), Where the Dead Sit Talking ( 2018), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Desolation of Avenues Untold (2015), and Deep Ellum (2014). He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Fiction at the department of English, New Mexico State University.
Branigan Library will host a discussion of The Removed; you can sign up for that Big Read event here:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
 6:00 pm in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
 Book discussion of The Removed by local author Brandon Hobson.