Author Talk: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on Chain-Gang All-Stars, in conversation with Ari Gibbs

Tue, Jun 20 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Heights Library, Multipurpose Room

author talks book discussion BPL Presents


Join Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah as he reads from and discusses his new novel, Chain-Gang All-Stars, with Ari Gibbs of Well Read Sistas Inc. Books will be available for purchase from Café Con Libros.

In Chain-Gang All-Stars, two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America's own. The novel is a kaleidoscopic, excoriating look at the American prison system’s unholy alliance of systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration, and a clear-eyed reckoning with what freedom in this country really means.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewEsquireThe Paris Review, and elsewhere. He was a National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honoree, the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Saroyan Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book.

Ari Gibbs is a Black American host, poet and community organizer. She is best known for founding Well Read Sistas Inc., a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting the personal and professional development of Black women. Praised for her witty & humorous interview style, she is often referenced as “the great integrator” for her natural yet uncanny ability to inspire relatable unifying conversation in unalike communities. Ari Gibbs is a graduate of Rutgers University and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. 

This event is free; registration is required. For more information or to RSVP call 718.623.7100.

 

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Join Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah as he reads from and discusses his new novel, Chain-Gang All-Stars, with Ari Gibbs of Well Read Sistas Inc. Books will be available for purchase from Café Con Libros.

In Chain-Gang All-Stars, two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America's own. The novel is a kaleidoscopic, excoriating look at the American prison system’s unholy alliance of systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration, and a clear-eyed reckoning with what freedom in this country really means.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewEsquireThe Paris Review, and elsewhere. He was a National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honoree, the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Saroyan Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book.

Ari Gibbs is a Black American host, poet and community organizer. She is best known for founding Well Read Sistas Inc., a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting the personal and professional development of Black women. Praised for her witty & humorous interview style, she is often referenced as “the great integrator” for her natural yet uncanny ability to inspire relatable unifying conversation in unalike communities. Ari Gibbs is a graduate of Rutgers University and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. 

This event is free; registration is required. For more information or to RSVP call 718.623.7100.

 

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