"Being Mara": A Conversation and Book Celebration

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So & So Books

704 North Person Street

Raleigh, NC 27604

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Join us at So & So Books as editors Shauntae Brown White and Kandace L. Harris discuss their book "Representations of Black Womanhood on Television: Being Mara Brock Akil" which analyzes themes that define Black womanhood and examines audience reception of and social media interaction with Brock Akil’s work.

About the Editors:

Shauntae Brown White is the coordinator of the Women's and Gender Studies program and associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University.

Kandace L. Harris is the associate dean of the Mike Curb College of Art, Media, and Communication and associate professor in communication studies at California State University, Northridge.

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Being Mara Brock Akil: Representations of Black Womanhood on Television examines the body of work of Mara Brock Akil, the showrunner who produced Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, and Love Is__. The contributions to this volume are theoretically anchored in Patricia Hill Collin’s Black Feminist Thought, with a focus on how Brock Akil’s shows intentionally address Black humanity and specifically provide context for Black women’s lived experiences and empathy for Black womanhood by featuring woman-centered characters with flaws, strength, and complexity.

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498592666/Representations-of-Black-Womanhood-on-Television-Being-Mara-Brock-Akil#

https://www.amazon.com/Representations-Black-Womanhood-Television-Being/dp/149859266X

Limited seating is available. Books will be available for purchase.

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