Live via Zoom:
Thursday, May 28, 7:30 PM
Nicole Dennis-Benn presents Patsy
In conversation with Imani Perry
Nicole Dennis-Benn, beloved and award-winning author of Here Comes the Sun, makes a virtual return to Greenlight for the paperback launch of Patsy. Dennis-Benn introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine for our times: the eponymous Patsy, who leaves her young daughter behind in Jamaica to follow Cicely, her oldest friend, to New York. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession and peppered with lilting patois, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to love whomever she chooses, bravely putting herself first. But to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work, ironically, as a nanny, while back in Jamaica her daughter, Tru, struggles to understand why she was left behind. This astonishing novel has been greeted with international critical acclaim from readers who, at last, saw themselves represented in Patsy. Joining Dennis-Benn in conversation is Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton Universtiy and author of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, among many other works.
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