Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blacklitchat - Jabari Asim and Feb. guest

We had a wonderful #blacklitchat discussion on Twitter Sunday night with Jabari Asim about his story collection, A Taste of Honey. I really enjoyed the book and was in love with many of the characters. There are gangsters and saved people, kids, wannabe revolutionaries, artists and so many characters you want to know more about. The stories are set in 1968 so the events of that year are all around the little town of Gateway and make an impact on the good folks in town.

Jabari also gives readers more than a few surprises in the stories. It's definitely something to put on your to-be-read list if it isn't already.

You can read the transcript of the chat.

Jabari is working on a followup to A Taste of Honey, featuring one of the most dangerous characters. He also has a new children's book coming out about Booker T. Washington, Fifty Cents and a Dream.

Next up for #blacklitchat is Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love. We'll have a discussion with her at 7 p.m. EST (a new time for us) Sunday, Feb. 6.

Save the date for Sunday, Feb. 20 as well - we'll do a special Black History Month chat with a guest author.

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