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Gomer’s Song

Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.

Kingston Noir (Jamaica)

Following in the Caribbean footsteps of Haiti Noir and Trinidad Noir, now come dark stories from Jamaica’s capital city.

The Accidental Hunter

The long-awaited reissue of the book that introduced mystery fans to bodyguard-turned-investigator D Hunter.

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Upcoming Events

Elizabeth Nunez – Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/24/17, 12:00pm

Elizabeth Nunez (Even in Paradise) will discuss her novel, a modern recasting of Shakespeare’s King Lear, about greed, jealousy, betrayal, and romantic love in the postcolonial world of the Caribbean. This conversation will be moderated by Marie Coles Baker and take place at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

Bradley Spinelli – Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/25/17, 2:00pm

Featuring: Bradley Spinelli (The Painted Gun), Diane Fanning, Con Lehane, & David Stewart; moderated by Leone Ciporin. Full program details TBA.

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