Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois with A. Van Jordan
This event was originally scheduled for July 26 with Honorée Jeffers and Natasha Trethewey. It will now take place on Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm with Jeffers and poet A. Van Jordan.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (The Age of Phillis), the award-winning poet and essayist, joins us to discuss the launch of her much-anticipated fiction debut The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. Her book follows Ailey as she delineates the story of her various ancestors—Black, Indigenous, and white—and pieces together the numerous tales of oppression and resistance within her family’s past. Kirkus Reviews says, “If this isn’t the Great American Novel, it’s a mighty attempt at achieving one.”
Jeffers will be joined in conversation by poet A. Van Jordan (The Cineaste).