Thursday Sept. 26, 7:00 pm
Hey Twin Cities listeners! Black Market Reads celebrates the launch of Season 5! Join us for a live podcast recording at Magers & Quinn Bookstore (3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis). We hope you’ll join us!
Kalisha Buckhanon is the author of the novels Solemn, Conception, and Upstate, which was selected as an inaugural National Book Foundation Literature for Justice title. In Speaking of Summer, critically acclaimed author Kalisha Buckhanon has created a postmodern, fast-paced story of urban peril and victim invisibility, and the fight to discover truth at any cost.
Her other honors include an American Library Association Alex Award, an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Pushcart Prize and Hurston/Wright Awards nominations, and a Terry McMillan Young Author Award. She also appears on Investigation Discovery, BET, and TV One as a true crime expert in cases involving women. She lives in Chicago. More information can be found on her website.
Lissa Jones is a highly sought after speaker, facilitator, and mistress of ceremonies. Dubbed a ‘public intellectual’ by Chair Emeritus of American History at Macalester College, Mahmoud El-Kati, Lissa reluctantly takes on the moniker, but readily embraces the opportunity to bring thoughtful examination of African American life and culture into the public discourse on radio, through podcasting, and for a time, through a newspaper column. Lissa is the creator of ‘Urban Agenda’,a weekly program she has hosted on KMOJ Radio, Minnesota’s oldest black radio station, for the last eleven years. Lissa is also the Host of ‘Black Market Reads’, a podcast of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, amplifying he black literary canon. Lissa is a member of the Twin Cities chapter of Black Journalists, and is co-chair of the ‘Women in the NAACP’ committee for the Minneapolis NAACP.