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Chasing Utopia/Nikki Giovanni & He Said, She Said/Kwame Alexander

With Chasing Utopia, Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most celebrated artists, demands that the prosaic--flowers, birdsong, winter--be seen as poetic.

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and a national treasure. But if her reputation is writ large upon the national stage, her heart resides in the everyday where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered.

 

And at every gathering there is food, food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory. A pot of beans are flavored with her mother's sighs, this sigh part cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a banquet as an affirmation of ongoing passion; an homage is paid to the most time-honored appetizer, soup.

 

Chasing Utopia affirms once again why Nikki Giovanni is as energetic, "remarkable" (Gwendolyn Brooks), "wonderful" (Marian Wright Edleman), "outspoken, prolific, energetic" (New York Times), and as relevant as ever


Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance! He Said, She Said is perfect for fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rachel Vail alike.

He says: Omar "T-Diddy" Smalls has got it made--a full football ride to UMiami, hero-worship status at school, and pick of any girl at West Charleston High.

 

She says: Football, shmootball. Here's what Claudia Clarke cares about: Harvard, the poor, the disenfranchised, the hungry, the staggering teen pregnancy rate, investigative journalism . . . the list goes on. She does not have a minute to waste on Mr. T-Diddy Smalls and his harem of bimbos.

 

He Said, She Said is a fun and fresh novel from Kwame Alexander that throws these two high school seniors together when they unexpectedly end up leading the biggest social protest this side of the Mississippi--with a lot of help from Facebook and Twitter.

 

The stakes are high, the romance is hot, and when these worlds collide, watch out!

Event date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
MIST Harlem
46 W. 116TH STREET
10026 New York
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Event | by Dr. Radut