Nineveh: A Conflict Over Water | Pre-Release Book Tour
Date and Time
Mar 19, 2023 6:30 pm
Mar 19, 2023 6:30 pm
Busboys and Poets Books welcomes Kymone Freeman to discuss his new book, Nineveh: A Conflict Over Water in conversation with Ari Roth (release date 3/22/23)
Nineveh is a conflict over water set in the future in a post-oil depleted dystopian society. Old cities are now underwater as a result of climate change and new cities have emerged. A massive global drought combined with an epic contamination of the world’s limited fresh water supply combined with the privatization of the remaining unpolluted aquifers has created a crisis of biblical proportions. As a result, water has been priced beyond the affordability of the masses forcing them to collect rainwater which constitutes the new contraband. With a mind altering drug introduced into the limited public supply, there were few resisters that dared to defy the ultimate fascist system.
The Resistance is led by Ndbele, a gifted teacher and sage. His daughter Evolon is his greatest warrior and Bethlehem is his most trusted ally. Nineveh is ruled ruthlessly by Nimrod, the head of the Global Water Corporation that has a stranglehold on the world's water market. He has only one weakness, his nymphomaniac son Saisir.
"There is great utility to escapist art. But this novel threads the needle preety damn well by refusing to not acknowledge trauma just to make a piece of entertainment." - Shaka King, Director of Judas & the Black Messiah - Academy Award Winning film for Best Supporting Actor 2021.
About the Author
Kymone is a writer, activist, and entrepreneur. He first authored a collection of poetry entitled Blood.Sweat.Tears, going on to become an award-winning playwright with multiple productions to his credit: Patriotic Treason: The Story of John Brown, Prison Poetry, ABMIT: Whites Only, and The Night Michael Jackson Died. In 2011, he co-founded We Act Radio, Washington DC's independent progressive radio station and TV studio. In 2017, Kymone won the Public Media Journalists Association Award for his commentary in the radio documentary Anacostia Unmapped. He has published articles in The Washington Post and Ebony Magazine. Kymone's activism has been part of international delegations to Cuba, Kenya, Ghana, and Venezuela. His early legacy in community-based global activism has warranted him to be the subject of a chapter in the book Beat of a Different Drum: The Untold Stories of African Americans Forging Their Own Paths in Work and Life.; and the PBS Online Film Festival short film Fresh Prince of Anacostia.