Adult Book Club and Author Talk with R. Kayeen Thomas

Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:30pm

Antebellum by R. Kayeen ThomasMoses Jenkins was a superstar rapper until he was shot on the steps of his mother's house one day. 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 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.