On Sunday, come prepared with a book in hand to the Free Black Women’s Library at NURTUREart. There are no rules regarding the types of books you can bring, except one: that they be by black women authors. The nomadic library, an ongoing project by OlaRonke Akinmowo, has made stops at other venues and neighborhoods in the city, each time inviting participants to swap books or simply spend their time reading authors who are oftentimes overlooked.
As is custom, Akinmowo has invited a black female author to read at the one-day affair. This iteration is fortunate to have Angela Flournoy, who will read excerpts from her acclaimed novel The Turner House and speak about “the power, magic and importance of archiving our stories.”
Akinmowo’s library is part of a larger series at NURTUREart, The Archive of Affect, which seeks to rethink the ways in which we’ve framed and archived histories.
When: Sunday, April 2, 12–5pm
Where: NURTUREart (56 Bogart St, Bushwick, Brooklyn)
More info here.
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