Lauret Savoy with Derrick Jackson

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 PM
Lauret Savoy presents Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
In conversation with Derrick Jackson

In her powerful and provocative essay collection Trace, just released in paperback, Lauret Savoy meditates on identity, place, and the unvoiced presence of the past in a mosaic of personal journeys and historical inquiry. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, Savoy weaves together human stories of migration, displacement, and erasure to explore how this country’s still unfolding history marks a person, a people, and the land itself, countering some of our oldest and most damaging public silences. The book has been praised by critics, booksellers and fellow authors, and was awarded the American Book Award and shortlisted for the PEN American Open Book Award among other honors. Savoy discusses race and place in America with Derrick Jackson, author of Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock; Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize finalist in newspaper commentary and a 9-time winner of news, sports and commentary awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, and currently a contributing columnist to the Boston Globe.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619028258
Availability: Available at our distributor; usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 13th, 2016

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