LITERATURE

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7pm - 9pm

 

Co-Presented by African Voices Magazine

& the City College Dept of Black Studies

 

ART OF DESIRE: BOOK TALK & DRAMATIC READING FEATURING:

 

The Tanaka Chronicles

by Tracy Kadungure

Never been kissed and brought up with the mantra of “wait until you get married to have sex”, Tanaka is attached to her virginity and plans to give it up on her wedding day. That is until she meets Fungi, the sweetest temptation, a tall handsome chocolate skinned brother with a hard muscular body and full kissable lips. A series of encounters with him lead to awaking the magic that lies within the body of the goddess and the ecstasy which is in every woman.


Follow Tanaka as she leaves her homeland for the UK and meets Ricky who presents her with an extraordinary proposition. She is yearning to be reawakened, nurtured and is willing to explore the sensual mysteries of her inner universe. Threesomes, voyeurism, exhibitionism and naughty games. The insatiable genie is out of the bottle, putting it back is out of the question.

THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2pm - 4pm

 

Presented by D. Aiken Associates Worldwide

BOOK TALK & SIGNING WITH ILYASHA SHABAZZ & RENEE WATSON

 

Betty Before X

by Ilyasah ShabazzRenée Watson

In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shake the feeling that her mother doesn’t want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the speeches from guest activists like Paul Robeson and Thurgood Marshall stir African Americans in her community to stand up for their rights. Betty quickly finds confidence and purpose in volunteering for the Housewives League, an organization that supports black-owned businesses. Soon, the American civil rights icon we now know as Dr. Betty Shabazz is born.

Collaborating with novelist Renée Watson, Ilyasah Shabazz illuminates four poignant years in her mother’s childhood, painting a beautiful and inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today.

THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

 

BOOK SIGNING & SMOOTHIE PARTY

UNTILL THE STREETS OF THE HOOD FLOOD WITH GREEN

Written by Kelly Curry

Food equity activist, Kelly Curry, delves into the need to make nutrition a key priority for communities of color. Armed with healthy smoothies and a wealth of nutrition knowledge, author Kelly Curry aims to heal Black America, one hood and one smoothie at a time. 

THE BOOK AND SMOOTHIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

 

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