Literary

Sapphire

 
 
Thu, Jun 7, 2012
  • 6:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAMcafé
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Moderated by Harold Augenbraum
“unflinching in her exploration of ignorance and deprivation”
—The Guardian (UK)

Sapphire is a poet, novelist, and performer whose work explores the experience of poverty and struggle in black America. She is the author of the  New York Times bestselling novelPush, which won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award and was the basis of the Academy Award winning motion picture  Precious. She is also the author of  The Kid, the recently released companion novel to  Push, as well as the poetry collections  American Dreams and  Black Wings & Blind Angels.

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