Brooklyn Writers for Brooklyn Readers - Toure

November 30, 2005

CNN Commentator, Rolling Stone Contributor and MTV Spoke ‘N Heard Host Toure, will read from his new book, Soul City, on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at BPL’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza at 2 PM, in the second floor meeting room.

Brooklyn resident Toure will be reading from his first novel, Soul City. It recounts a groovy utopia with “more mojo than any city in the world,” a place where black is beautiful and how you party is very political. But trouble in paradise comes in the form of the highly addictive Jiggaboo shampoo, whose destructive powers threaten to disrupt Soul City’s permanent groove. This story examines stereotypes, power and greed, and at the same time provides insight about human nature and racial politics in America.

WNYC’s Leonard Lopate hosts this reading for Brooklyn Readers by Brooklyn Writers.

LOCATION:

Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718.230.2100
Website: www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

If you would like to schedule an interview with Toure or a Brooklyn Public Library spokesperson, please contact Ruth A. Wagner: 718.230.2211/ruth@brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

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