Gone Like Yesterday Author Event

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Gone Like Yesterday Author Event

Join us a rich conversation about Gone Like Yesterday with the Janelle Williams in conversation with Aminata B Sow in store with us.

By Source Booksellers

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Wednesday, June 7 · 7 - 8pm EDT


Source Booksellers 4240 Cass Avenue #105 Detroit, MI 48201

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

We are delighted to host Janelle Williams at our bookstore on the evening of June 7th in conversation with Aminata Sow. After their rich conversation there will be time for Q & A and then a book signing session.

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To join you can get a Free Ticket or Book Ticket at this event link. There will be email remainders and secured book or seat.

About the Book:

A debut novel that asks what we owe to our families, what we owe to our ancestors, and what we owe to ourselves. Janelle M. Williams’ GONE LIKE YESTERDAY employs magical realism to explore the haunting experience of being a Black woman in today’s America.

Days before jaded college prep coach Zahra Robinson’s older brother Derrick goes missing, she meets Sammie, an outspoken Trini-American teenager who reminds Zahra of her brother. Since she was young, Zahra has heard the voices of her ancestors singing to her through moths, and when she realizes Sammie can hear them too, they must figure out together why these spirits haunt them and what exactly they could be trying to tell them. As they travel from Harlem to Atlanta to find Derrick and as both women attempt to come of age in their own ways, they have to deal with their dysfunctional family relationships, their racial identities, and how they can stay true to themselves while also fitting into the confines of society.

For fans of Little Fires Everywhere and Such a Fun Age, GONE LIKE YESTERDAY is a sharp, literary exploration of racial identity, family, and self, and what it means to be found.

About the Author:

Janelle M. Williams received her BA from Howard University and her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College. She is the recipient of Prairie Schooner's Lawrence Foundation Award for her story, "From the Closest Waffle House." She was a 2017 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, and her flash fiction story "Harlem Thunder" was longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 in 2020. Her work has appeared in The Normal School, Shenandoah, Passages North, Split Lip Magazine, and Lunch Ticket, among others. She is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach at Writopia Lab. Gone Like Yesterday is her debut novel.

In Conversation:

Aminata B. Sow , a native Detroiter who serves as the Director of Cultural Fluency at Dentsu Creative Synergist .

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Source Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, offering a unique niche of non fiction books since 1989. We offer books and unusual sideline items that enhance your life and your lifestyle. More on:  www.sourcebooksellers.com

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