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Shonda Buchanan at 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book

Blurred Lines: Extraordinary Memoirs

Authors Shonda Buchanan (Black Indian), Jaquira Diaz (Ordinary Girls), and Julia Koets (The Rib Joint) share stories of lives built beyond the impacts of physical and emotional abuse; addiction and addictive families; margins of mixed race, religion, and gender identity; and more. Each lyrically written, these extraordinary memoirs map a path forward. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Shonda Buchanan, author of Black Indian, is the literary editor of Harriet Tubman Press, an award-winning poet, and educator. She is also the author of Who’s Afraid of Black Indians? and Equipoise: Poems from Goddess Country and editor of two anthologies, Voices from Leimert Park and Voices from Leimert Park REDUX.

Jaquira Díaz, author of Ordinary Girls, was born in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, the Fader, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and included in The Best American Essays 2016. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, and lives in Miami Beach.

Julia Koets, author of The Rib Joint, won the 2011 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. She currently teaches at Clemson University.

Eboni Bugg is director of programs at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and has served the Charlottesville area for more than two decades as an educator, social worker, therapist, and advocate.

Friday, March 20, 2020
10:00 AM
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St NW
Charlottesville VA
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Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818