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Monica Coleman: BIPOLAR FAITH
14th & V | Langston Room | July 25, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Monica Coleman to present the new book "Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith."

Coleman is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a professor of theology and African American religions at Claremont School of Theology. Her memoir is at once a spiritual autobiography, a family history, and an exploration of the lasting effects of slavery, poverty, and racism. Coleman traces her great-grandfather’s suicide as well as her own struggle with bipolar illness to an ongoing despair that afflicts a broad segment of the African American community. As she developed this perspective, Coleman has not only learned how to live with her condition, she has also come to a renewed vision of God.

Monica Coleman will be in conversation with Dolen Perkins Valdez, author of Balm and New York Times Bestseller Wench.

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