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Sherryl Talton-Gerald Memorial Speaker: Curdella Forbes

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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This year we are delighted to feature Grace parent, Curdella Forbes, Howard University professor of Caribbean literature, author of five books, and a 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award winner.

Jamaican born, Curdella has received critical acclaim for her latest book, A Tall History of Sugar, set in Jamaica. The New York Times reviewed the book last October and gave it high praise:

The complex relationship of black people to their own skin — how it has affected freedom, rights, privilege, safety, opportunities and self-worth — has been central to our experience for generations. The first slave ships arrived in America in 1619, as the recent New York Times Magazine project so powerfully recounts. But the first slave ships arrived in Jamaica in 1517, 502 years ago. In her new novel, “A Tall History of Sugar,” the Jamaican writer Curdella Forbes uses skin as a prism to examine color, race, colonialism, heritage and — most important — love.”

Curdella will share a reading and Jen Danish will interview her about her work. We hope you will join us for this special presentation on November 10 at 7:00 pm. The event is open to the friends and family of Grace Episcopal Day School and Grace Church. The book is available from Politics and Prose, Kramer Books, and Amazon.

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