Darnell Moore at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles
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Join activist and Nation Books author Darnell L. Moore as he launches his debut memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, in Los Angeles at the Last Bookstore on Friday, June 15! 

Darnell will be joined in conversation by Janet Mock and Patrisse Cullors, two friends and fellow activists who inspired No Ashes in the Fire in distinct and important ways. The trio will discuss their work as part of the tradition of black LGBTQ writers, focusing on issues of race, sexuality, identity, class, and more.

In the powerful and beautifully written No Ashes in the Fire, Darnell invites readers to join him in "an open-hearted exploration of faith, fluid sexuality, and the myriad challenges of being a black American," (Kirkus Reviews). Through deeply introspective passages, Darnell lays bare how it was to grow up as a queer black boy in an America that would prefer to deny his existence. 

But No Ashes in the Fire is not just about surviving. It is about thriving. As he unpacks his memories, Darnell crafts a story of beauty and hope that also gives voice to the rich, varied experiences of all those black queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals who have come before him. A testament to all those who survive on the edges of the margins, No Ashes in the Fire is, as Marc Lamont Hill said, "everything that is quintessentially Darnell Moore: brilliant, courageous, transparent, and wholly original... a text that will inspire, and maybe even save, many lives."

Nation Books is incredibly proud to be publishing No Ashes in the Fire this spring, and we hope you will join us in celebrating Darnell's life and work at this special event. Reserve your spot now at the Last Bookstore to guarantee attendance. Details here.

Start: June 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM0
End: June 15, 2018 at 9:00 PM1
Where: The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013