VIRTUAL - Kaitlyn Greenidge | Libertie
Mon, May 24, 2021
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In conversation with Salamishah Tillet, the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing and author of In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece
Kaitlyn Greenidge is the author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman, a “wonderfully audacious debut novel” (Essence) that examines the nuances of race, gender, and history through the story of a family teaching sign language to a young chimpanzee. Greenidge was a finalist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award, and has earned fellowships from the Whiting Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A contributor to the New York Times, Greenidge has also written for Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, among other publications. Named one of 2021’s most anticipated books by many publications, Libertie follows the journey of a Reconstruction–era Black doctor searching for equality in place, profession, and her family.
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