February 20, 2013 – In celebration of Black History Month, I (wearing my Mosaic Literary Magazine publisher hat) had the pleasure of hosting a reading and conversation with writers Bernice L. McFadden & Courttia Newland. Both Akashic Books’s authors were celebrating the release of their respective books “Nowhere Is A Place,” which is a re-release, and “The Gospel According to Cane.” The event was held at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn as part of its BHM programs.
After several releases in his country, England, this is Courttia’s first U.S. release. Bernice has released nine works of fiction reflecting early to mid-twentieth century life of Blacks in America. And complimentary beer was lovingly provided byThe Brooklyn Brewery!