Britt Bennett with Angela Flournoy

Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 PM
Brit Bennett presents The Mothers
(A Greenlight First Editions Club Pick)
In conversation with Angela Flournoy


Brit Bennett’s lightning-rod essay “I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People,” written for Jezebel, was read and shared millions of times. In the ensuing two years, Bennett has written about topics as varied as the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates for The New Yorker, black dolls for The Paris Review, and the bigoted history of public pools for The New York Times. In her debut novel The Mothers, Bennet delves into young love, friendship, and ambition, the roles demanded of young black women and men, and the hypocrisy sometimes inherent in a community’s expectations. The book has been highly praised by fellow authors including Danielle Evans, Jacqueline Woodson, and Angela Flournoy, who writes, “Told with the wisdom of a seasoned, compassionate storyteller, The Mothers is a novel about community, friendship, grief and growth. Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature.” Bennett and Flournoy (author of National Book Award finalist The Turner House) discuss fiction, race, and family at Greenlight.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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ISBN: 9780399184512
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - October 11th, 2016

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