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Thu, Nov 02


Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

Transplant: A Memoir

Coming up next, we're having book discussion with Bernadine (Dine) Watson on her new memoir, Transplant. Dine will be in conversation with Marita Golden!

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Time & Location

Nov 02, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

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About the book:

Transplant: A Memoir, is a page-turning, personal journey into one Black woman's battle with kidney disease and the American medical system. Bernardine Watson's book is at once a truth-telling and an affirmation of the life force propelling us all toward love and hope. A vibrant, powerful portrait of what it means to be Black, female, and confronting a deadly disease in today's America. Winner of the first annual Washington Writers' Publishing House Creative Nonfiction Award, 2023. Named one of the '5 over 50' debuts in 2023 by Poets & Writers magazine.

About the author:

Bernardine (Dine) Watson is a nonfiction writer and poet who lives in Washington. She has written on social policy issues for many major foundations, nonprofit organizations and for the Washington Post Health and Science section and She the People blog. Her poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies, including Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon and Gargoyle Magazine. Dine is a member of the 2015 class of the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities Poet in Progress Program and the 2017 and 2018 classes of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s Summer Writers’ Workshop for Poetry.    Her memoir: Transplant won the 2023 Washington Writers’ Publishing House prize for nonfiction.  Dine was selected by Poets and Writers as one of their “5 over 50” for 2023 and will be featured in the magazine’s upcoming November/December issue.

About the host:

Marita Golden, cofounder and president emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. She has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA graduate creative writing programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MA creative writing program at John Hopkins University and has taught writing internationally to a variety of constituencies. She has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey as a remarkable leader for black women worldwide. She currently lives in Maryland.


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