Past Event

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX  75201
There are big things happening in black contemporary literature right now — writers like Colson Whitehead, Issa Rae and LaShonda Katrice Barnett are getting well-deserved attention for their work, and combined with a surge of other black voices on bookshelves, the conversation about the black American experience has grown far richer. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.) will showcase two authors whose works contribute greatly to this movement: Yaa Gyasi, whose Homegoing is a riveting rumination on the lasting effects of black captivity in America, and Margo Jefferson, who wrote the compelling Negroland: A Memoir about the intersection of black privilege and discrimination. In a discussion entitled Family Ties, Jefferson will facilitate a discussion of Gyasi’s work and give insight into her own — highlighting the myths of post-racial America and exploring the enduring bonds of black families and communities. Tickets to this conversation are $20 to $40 at
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