Author Talk: "Damaged" by Kia Dupree

Urban Fiction in Washington, D.C.

Book Cover - Damaged by Kia DupreeDid you enjoy the movie Precious and the book A Piece of Cake? Then you definitely want to read Damaged by Kia Dupree.

A native of southeast, D.C., Dupree pulls many life experiences into her novel, which details physical and verbal abuse, and the miserable, turbulent, vicious and violence-filled lives of inner-city youth in Washington, D.C.

From the book jacket: “Dupree takes you inside one young woman’s struggle to survive D.C.’s hardest streets, where everyone is for sale, nothing comes for free--and one last chance can cost you everything…”

An award-winning author of short stories, with a Master's in English from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in Media Arts from Hampton University, Dupree is a former assistant editor at St. Martin's Press and lives in Washington, D.C. 

If you caught her appearance at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim, you are in for a treat when she returns to the Martin Luther King Library, by popular demand.

 Kia Dupree     
Dupree, Kia. Damaged (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2010).
Author Talk: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Popular Division, Martin Luther King Library