Lawrence Hill & Patrik Henry Bass

Thursday, February 18, 7:30 PM
Lawrence Hill presents The Illegal
In conversation with Patrik Henry Bass of ESSENCE

Internationally bestselling novelist Lawrence Hill gave a face to an enslaved woman in The Book of Negroes (originally published as Someone Knows My Name), which was made into a television miniseries. In his new novel The Illegal, Hill gives a voice to a refugee – like so many in today’s headlines – compelled to leave his birth land, and caught in his new home between his desire to excel and his need to hide. Set in a fictional country bearing a striking resemblance to our own, this tension-filled novel casts an eye on race, human potential, and what it means to belong. Hill, himself the son of immigrants, talks about his book and the surrounding issues with Patrik Henry Bass, an award-winning writer and editor and the editorial projects director at ESSENCE Magazine.


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Event date: 

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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ISBN: 9780393070590
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2016