Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Thursday, March 8, 7:30 PM
Krystal A. Sital presents Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad
In conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Krystal A. Sital, journalist and PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers finalist, presents her wrenching, eloquent debut memoir that reveals the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family. Across three generations, Sital explores a history of abuse within her landowning Hindu family, and the patriarch at its center, in Trinidad and Tobago. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family's past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. On the island's plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family's new home in America, Secrets We Kept tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past. Sital presents her debut at Greenlight in conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World , followed by a signing and Q&A.