WordSpace and the South Dallas Cultural Center present the third season of African Diaspora: New Dialogues, a series of free readings and discussions dedicated to bringing Dallas audiences major contributors to the literary life of the African Diaspora.
Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, HERE COMES THE SUN, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Dennis-Benn’s novel of three generations of women in modern-day Jamaica appeared on over a dozen “best books of the year” lists, including Amazon, NPR, BBC, and Entertainment Weekly. Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, has this to say, “Here Comes the Sun, like its main character Margot, stuns at every turn, especially when you think you have it figured out. It's about women pushed to the edge, Jamaica in all its beauty and fury and more than anything else, a story that was just waiting to be told.” Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.
Events begin at 7:30 pm and will be hosted by Dallas novelist Sanderia Faye, whose novel Mourner’s Bench won the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation Award for debut fiction.