Join Nation Books author Darnell Moore at Politics and Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, June 6th in Washington, DC to discuss his new book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. Moore will be joined in conversation by writer and poet Clint Smith.
When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It wasn't the last time he would face death.
Three decades later, Moore is an award-winning writer, a leading Black Lives Matter activist, and an advocate for justice and liberation. In No Ashes in the Fire, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling. Moore's transcendence over the myriad forces of repression that faced him is a testament to the grace and care of the people who loved him, and to his hometown, Camden, NJ, scarred and ignored but brimming with life. Moore reminds us that liberation is possible if we commit ourselves to fighting for it, and if we dream and create futures where those who survive on society's edges can thrive.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
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|Start:||June 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM|
|End:||June 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM|
|Where:||Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008