Author of ‘Masters and Savages’ to discuss novel at Auburn University Libraries Nov. 10

AUBURN – James Dawsey, former faculty member in the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts, will talk about his newest book, “Masters and Savages,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Auburn University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Department. A reception will follow.

“Master and Savages” is set in Africa and onboard a contract labor ship headed to Brazil after the Civil War and centers on questions of conscience, faith and humanity. Power struggles with the ship’s captain, a rebellion among the laborers, horrific weather and British warships in hot pursuit reflect the main character’s state of mind.

Dawsey, the Wolfe Chair and professor of Religious Studies at Emory and Henry College in Virginia, is the author of several works of history and theology, including “The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil” and “From Wasteland to Promised Land: Liberation Theology for a Post-Marxist World.” “Masters and Savages” was published by Mercer University Press and is Dawsey’s first novel.

Copies of “Masters and Savages” will be available for purchase and signing. This event is co-sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Bookstore. For more information, contact the center at (334) 844-4946 or go to

(Contributed by Maiben Beard.)

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