An Evening with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Thursday 9 December - Thursday 10 December 2021

An Evening with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (In Conversation with Dr. Brenda M. Greene)


On Thursday, December 9, 2021 (6:30 p.m. ET), the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY (CBL) will host an evening featuring Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois (HarperCollins Publishers, 2021), in conversation with Dr. Brenda M. Greene, founder of CBL. Jeffers’s epic debut novel explores the history of an African American family in the American South, from the time before the American civil war and slavery, through the Civil Rights Movement, to the present.

For over twenty years, Jeffers has been lifting her voice on issues of Black culture, racism, American history, and gender through the medium of writing. She is an American poet, essayist, novelist, and professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. She has published five collections of poetry, including The Age of Phillis (Wesleyan University Press, 2020), which won the NAACP Image Award of Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry and was longlisted for a National Book Award.

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