4/24 – Book Reading and Q&A with Petra E. Lewis CC’92


Join the BAC and Petra E. Lewis CC ’92, MFA ’98 for a booking reading and Q&A with a focus on Urban Gun Violence. Lewis is the author of The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem.

Petra E. Lewis, Author of
The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem
Columbia University BA ’92 and MFA ’98
Book Reading and Q&A, with a Focus on Urban Gun Violence

Location: 67 Orange Street, 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (between 112th and 113th Streets)
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Reading to start at 7:00; Q&A at 7:30
$5 per person

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A son’s death. A mother’s grief. Accusations. Condemnation. Guilt. Alienation. What is left of a family in the aftermath of violence? Set in East Flatbush, Brooklyn; Trinidad; Barbados: Northern California; and throughout the globe, The Sons and Daughters of Ham is the story of a Caribbean-American family, An African American young man, violence, choice, and destiny. The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem, is the first book in Petra E. Lewis’ powerful inter-generational and historical literary-fiction trilogy. The books’ concept started with three acts of violence in the author’s own life–the final one being the murder of a young man. This led to a question: “Why is it so easy for Black and Brown young men to kill each other–and where did this mindset come from?” Seeking answers, this stunning debut fiction trilogy is Petra E. Lewis’ heartbreaking answer to “Why?”