Gaithersburg Book Festival (2022) -- Jabari Asim ("Yonder") (w/Bethanne Patrick):
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion
Journalist, professor, and Guggenheim Fellow, Jabari Asim, presents his novel, "Yonder," an elegant work of monumental imagination that will reorient how we think of the legacy of America's shameful past. Asim presents a beautiful, powerful, and elegiac novel that examines intimacy and longing in the slave quarters of the South while asking a vital question: What would happen if an enslaved person risked everything for love?
Interviewed by Bethanne Patrick
Latest Title: Yonder
Jabari Asim is a professor and Elma Lewis Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Emerson College. He is the author of 13 books for children and seven books for adults. His books include: “The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t and Why;” “We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies and the Art of Survival” and “Preaching to The Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis.” His latest book is “Yonder.” A Guggenheim Fellow and a longtime journalist, he has had work published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, American Prospect and The New Republic.
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