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History Book Festival Presents Honorée Fanonne Jeffers | The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois

History Book Festival Presents Honorée Fanonne Jeffers | The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois


Due to a change in the publication date for this book, this event has been rescheduled from its original date in July.

In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a talk with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois, an offering of the 2021 virtual History Book Festival.

In the author’s first novel, Ailey Pearl Garfield, a young African American woman, seeks to come to terms with her identity by journeying through her family’s past, uncovering tales of generations of ancestors — Indigenous, Black, and White — in the Deep South. She discovers a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story — and the song — of America itself.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a fiction writer, poet, and essayist who teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Oklahoma. She was longlisted for both a National Book Award and the PEN/Volcker Award for Poetry for her latest volume of poetry, The Age of Phillis

We invite you to support the author by purchasing copy of their book from Browseabout Books. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed bookplate.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the History Book Festival.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for this session. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
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