Bridgett M. Davis Reads Into the Go-Slow, with Tayari Jones
By Max Gray
Monday, September 15th, 2014 | 4,240 views
“Angie felt like a throwback to another era, like she hadn’t evolved at the same rate as her classmates and friends.”
Bridgett M. Davis spoke these words Tuesday night as she read from the first chapter of her second novel, Into the Go-Slow (The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2014). Davis’ sophomore publication tells the story of Angie, the college-aged protagonist, as she investigates the traces left by her mercurial older sister who died mysteriously while on vacation in Lagos, Nigeria. The more readers learn of Ella, the ill-fated sister, the more apparent her influence on Angie becomes. Into the Go-Slow is a story of Pan-Africanism in the 70’s, 80’s, and beyond, a story about pursuing your roots, no matter where they might take you.