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MK Asante Discusses Nephew

Location 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington, DC 20020
Date Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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On Wednesday, May 29th, MahoganyBooks in Washington, DC will host an exciting event featuring bestselling author, filmmaker, recording artist, and professor MK Asante as he discusses his latest book, Nephew. This poetic and inspirational love letter, written to Asante's own nephew, reflects on the power of family, overcoming adversity, finding one's voice, and the transformative impact of music. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Asante share intimate details about the book's origins, as he waited in the emergency room while his nephew fought for his life after being shot nine times. Through this deeply personal narrative, Asante explores themes of fatherhood, addiction, and the cyclical nature of violence in urban communities. The event promises to be a moving and thought-provoking experience, as Asante delves into his family's story and the lessons it holds for all of us. Fans of Asante's acclaimed memoir Buck will be eager to hear him speak about this new work, which has been hailed as essential reading in the tradition of James Baldwin. Whether you're a longtime admirer or discovering Asante's powerful voice for the first time, this event is not to be missed. With its focus on resilience, redemption, and the transformative power of art, it offers a unique chance to engage with a master storyteller and gain fresh insights into the complexities of the Black experience in America. So join MahoganyBooks on May 29th for an unforgettable evening with MK Asante and his Nephew.

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