BLACK ON BLACK | A Busboys and Poets Books Discussion

BLACK ON BLACK | A Busboys and Poets Books Discussion

Date and Time

May 31, 2023 6:00 pm

Location

Anacostia

2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20020

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Award winning author Daniel Black (Don’t Cry for Me) returns with a piercing collection of essays on racial tension in America and the ongoing fight for visibility, change and lasting hope. The acclaimed novelist and scholar has spent a career writing into the unspoken, fleshing out through storytelling, pain that can’t be described. Daniel is a professor of African American studies at Clark Atlanta University and his works are inspired by Black experiences, history, and heritage in the South— encompassing themes of race, religion, and sexuality. He is a powerful

voice in the ongoing discussions around racial tension in America. Now, in his urgent and masterful debut essay collection, BLACK ON BLACK, Black gives voice to the experiences of those who often find themselves on the margins. Tackling topics ranging from police brutality to the AIDS crisis to the role of HBCUs to queer representation in the Black church, BLACK ON BLACK celebrates the resilience, fortitude, and survival of black people in a land where their body is always on display.

Daniel Black is joining us on the Busboys stage to shed visibility, change and lasting hope. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Black will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of BLACK ON BLACK will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is IN PERSON and will NOT be livestreamed.

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Daniel Black is an author and professor of African-American studies at Clark Atlanta University. His books include The Coming, Perfect Peace, They Tell Me of a Home, and Don’t Cry For Me. He is the winner of the Distinguished Writer Award from the Middle-Atlantic Writer's Association and has been nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the Ernest J. Gaines Award, and the Georgia Author of the Year Award. He was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas, lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is the founder of the Ndugu-Nzinga Rites of Passage Nation, a mentoring society for people of African descent.

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