Wed, May 10|
Nigeria Jones D.C. Book Launch: Ibi Zoboi in Conversation with Ebony LaDelle & Glory Edim
Come celebrate the D.C. Launch of Nigeria Jones at Sankofa! We can't wait to hear the discussion between Ibi Zoboi, Ebony LaDelle & Glory Edim.
Time & Location
May 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
Warrior Princess. That’s what Nigeria Jones’s father calls her. He has raised her as part of the Movement, a Black separatist group based in Philadelphia. Nigeria is homeschooled and vegan and participates in traditional rituals to connect her and other kids from the group to their ancestors. But when her mother—the perfect matriarch of their Movement—disappears, Nigeria’s world is upended. She finds herself taking care of her baby brother and stepping into a role she doesn’t want.
About the Author:
Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a New York Times bestseller. She is the editor of the anthology Black Enough. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.
About Ebony LaDelle:
Ebony is the author of Love Radio—which was People magazine’s best book of the summer, a 2023 Audie Award finalist, a 2023 Michigan Notable Book, Apple Books’ best book of 2022, an Amazon's Editor Pick and was featured on the Today Show. Prior to being an author, Ebony was a brand marketing director in book publishing and worked at Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, among others. Born in MI, awoken at Howard University, and cultivated in Brooklyn, Ebony can usually be found eating out somewhere or being the undisputed Mom Friend of any group.
About Glory Edim:
Glory Edim is an author, activist, and the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a nationwide book club-turned-literacy non-profit that celebrates the life changing power of literature. Glory has won numerous awards for her work supporting writers of color, including the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and the Madam C.J. Walker Award from the Hurston/Wright Foundation. She also serves on the board of Baldwin for the Arts. Her best-selling anthology, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, was published by Penguin Random House in 2018. She resides in Washington D.C. with her son, Zikomo.
This ticket comes with a copy of Nigeria Jones with opportunity to have it signed by author