Presentation & Book Signing: Fiery Hope, building community with the Amandla Chorus!

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

Presentation & Book Signing: Fiery Hope, building community with the Amandla Chorus

Sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Public Library

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Eveline MacDougall, director of Fiery Hope Chorus, (for thirty years called Amandla Chorus), and author of Fiery Hope, building community with the Amandla Chorus, will present a program about her book and the chorus beginning at 6 pm Thursday, March 5, at the Athol Public Library. There will also be some singing!

Originally named in consideration of the South African word meaning power, Amandla/Fiery Hope favors world music—usually sung without instrumental accompaniment—concerned with social justice. With photos and remembrances of Amandla public performances and engagements in schools, prisons, homes for the elderly, hospitals, and other venues, the book Fiery Hope traces the history of the singing group.

Fiery Hope includes biographical information about MacDougall and traces community organizations influencing and influenced by the chorus. Amandla/Fiery Hope has shared performances with notables including folk singers Pete Seeger and Jane Sapp and international activists Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

Fiery Hope will be available for purchase at the Athol Public Library event and can be found at, other online venues, at World Eye Bookshop, and from MacDougall and the publisher.

Free and Open to the Public.
Please register by calling 978-249-9515.