Thursday, April 14, 2011 – Kweli Journal in partnership with The New York Times and African Heritage Network presented an evening with Pulitzer-prize winning writer Edward P. Jones.
In front of a full house, Mr. Jones read passages from his books The Known World, Lost in the City, and All Aunt Hagar’s Children (purchase books http://amzn.to/g8jO3O). After, he was joined in conversation by Wyatt Mason, Harpers and New York Times critic. Mr. Jones quipped about not understanding why people still wanted to hear him read from his “old” books. The audience chuckled, and continued to hang on his every word.
The reading was proceeded by readings from contributors to Kweli: Nicole Vasquez, Milton Washington, Princess Perry, and Radhiyah Ayobami. For more information on Kweli visit www.kwelijournal.com.