Sidik Fofana discusses STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS  at B&N Union Sq

Sidik Fofana discusses STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS at B&N Union Sq

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33 East 17th Street

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Barnes & Noble Union Square welcomes Sidik Fofana to discuss STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7 PM ET!

About this event

**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CHANGING COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS**

Join Barnes & Noble - Union Square on August 25, 2022, as we welcome debut author, Sidik Fofana, for a discussion and signing to celebrate STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS, a stunning tale about a tight-knit cast of characters grappling with their own personal challenges while the forces of gentrification threaten to upend life as they know it in their Harlem high rise.

Sidik will be joined in conversation by award-winning author Brandon Taylor, whose novel REAL LIFE was a finalist for the 2020 Booker Prize.

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**If you are not vaccinated, masks are highly recommended.**

To make this event safe and enjoyable for all attendees, please read the below guidelines ahead of buying a ticket, so you know what to expect on the day. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no access to the event for non-ticketholders.

  • Barnes & Noble reserves the right to make new rules and orders in its sole discretion with regard to COVID-19 at any time and any person not abiding by the Barnes & Noble directives will be refused entrance or directed to leave the premises.

TICKETING INFORMATION

  • General Admission - Free **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
  • Socially distanced photos with Sidik will be allowed at the event.
  • If you are not vaccinated, masks are highly recommended.
  • Sidik will be signing and personalizing books, but purchasing a copy of STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS from Barnes & Noble Union Square is required to join the signing line.
  • Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted into the event space.
  • Please arrive by 7 PM in order to secure your seat in the event space. Late arrivals may only have access to standing room and may not have the opportunity to meet the author.

GUIDELINES

  • No memorabilia will be signed at the event.
  • No large bags will be permitted into the event.
  • Ticket holders will be admitted into the event beginning at 6:30 PM the day of the event. Please have a copy of your ticket available (either printed out or on your phone) for check in.
  • In order to attend this event, ticket holders should:
    • Have not had any contact in the last 14 days with a confirmed COVID- 19 patient.
    • Not be subject to a quarantine order.
    • Not traveled in the past 14 days to any state or country that New York has designated as an area requiring isolation upon returning to the state.
    • At the time of the event, have not experienced in the last 72 hours any body temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or any new symptoms associated with COVID-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and/or diarrhea..
  • Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted into the event space.
  • All event guidelines are subject to change.
  • If you have any additional questions, please call the store directly at: 212-253-0810.

Please note that Eventbrite is the only authorized dealer for this event. Each person must have a ticket to enter.

Event guidelines are subject to change.

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ABOUT STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS:

Like Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Sidik Fofana’s electrifying collection of eight interconnected stories showcases the strengths, struggles, and hopes of one residential community in a powerful storytelling experience.

Each short story follows a tenant in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone’s mind. There is Swan in apartment 6B, whose excitement about his friend’s release from prison jeopardizes the life he’s been trying to lead. Mimi, in apartment 14D, who hustles to raise the child she had with Swan, waitressing at Roscoe’s and doing hair on the side. And Quanneisha B. Miles, a former gymnast with a good education who wishes she could leave Banneker for good, but can’t seem to escape the building’s gravitational pull. We root for these characters and more as they weave in and out of each other’s lives, endeavoring to escape from their pasts and blaze new paths forward for themselves and the people they love.

Stories from the Tenants Downstairs brilliantly captures the joy and pain of the human experience and heralds the arrival of a uniquely talented writer.

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