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Tayari Jones Launches An American Marriage


Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 | 3,520 views

Tayari Jones reading from AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Tayari Jones discussed her latest novel, An American Marriage, the origin of the title, and how she came up with the idea for the novel at Greenlight Bookstore.

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Jonathan Corcoran Discusses The Rope Swing with Tayari Jones


Thursday, April 14th, 2016 | 9,478 views

Jonathan Corcoran reads THE ROPE SWING, his debut collection of stories, at Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore

Jonathan Corcoran launched his debut collection of short stories, The Rope Swing, earlier this month at AWP. He was joined by Tayari Jones at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss the story collection. The collection was published by West Virginia University Press. Corcoran studied under Jones at Rutgers Unviersity-Newark where he attended the Creative Writing MFA program and where Jones is a professor.

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Bridgett M. Davis Reads Into the Go-Slow, with Tayari Jones


Monday, September 15th, 2014 | 4,516 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.

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