Adult Book Club and Author Talk with R. Kayeen Thomas


"Antebellum" by R. Kayeen ThomasMoses Jenkins was a superstar rapper until he was shot on the steps of his mother's house. Waking from the traumatic event as a slave in the antebellum South, Moses learns firsthand the accounts of his ancestors as he endures torture, isolation, and adversity. As Moses slips between realities, he must determine the truth: is it all just a dream or is he already dead?

A testament to the horrific conditions of the past and the importance of one's roots, Antebellum is not your average novel: it's one part science fiction, one part urban fiction, and one part biography. Following Octavia Butler's Kindred, the March Selection for the Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club, Antebellum is a new spin on the same twisted fate. Join us on Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. as we discuss Antebellum with author R. Kayeen Thomas.  

Limited copies are available for check out. Please see your librarian or call 202-698-6373 for more information.