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An Evening with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

December 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free; advance regsistration is required.

The Center for Black Literature (CBL) at Medgar Evers College hosts an evening featuring Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois (HarperCollins Publishers, 2021), in conversation with Dr. Brenda M. Greene, founder of CBL. Jeffers’s epic debut novel explores the history of an African American family in the American South, from the time before the American civil war and slavery, through the Civil Rights Movement, to the present.

For over twenty years, Jeffers has been lifting her voice on issues of Black culture, racism, American history, and gender through the medium of writing. She is an American poet, essayist, novelist, and professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. She has published five collections of poetry, including The Age of Phillis (Wesleyan University Press, 2020), which won the NAACP Image Award of Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry and was longlisted for a National Book Award.

The New York Times reviewed The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois. Read it HERE. To learn more about the author, visit www.honoreejeffers.com

The event is free, but advance regsistration is required. Register HERE.


December 9, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free; advance regsistration is required.
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