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Underlying Issues -- March 2022
Join Harrietts Bookshop for a special episode of Underlying Issues where we meet with authors to talk contemporary issues from a literary perspective. This month the topic is SOCIAL CONTRACTS. We are joined by award winning guest authors Tiya Miles and Hanif Abdurraquib. Don't miss it!
Time & Place
Mar 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Harrietts Bookshop Online
About the Event
Let's discuss SOCIAL CONTRACTS on Underlying Issues with special guest authors Tiya Miles and Hanif Abdurraquib.
Tiya Miles is a professor of history, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Harvard-Radcliffe
Institute, and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at
Harvard University. She is the author of All That She Carried, which was awarded the
National Book Awarded for Nonfiction in 2021. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation
fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and the Hiett Prize in the
Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Miles is also the author
of The Dawn of Detroit, which won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize and an American Book Award, among other honors, as well as the acclaimed books Ties That Bind, The House on
Diamond Hill, The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts, and Tales from the
Haunted South, a published lecture series.
Hanif Abdurraqib is a New York Times bestselling poet, essayist, and cultural critic from
Columbus, Ohio. He is also a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. His poetry has
been published in PEN American, Muzzle, Vinyl, and other journals. His essays and criticism
have been published in The New Yorker, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and Fader. He is the
author of the poetry collections, The Crown Ain't Worth Much and A Fortune for Your Disaster,
the essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us , and Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a
Tribe Called Quest. Abdurraqib was named guest curator at large at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of
Music) beginning in January 2021 and is the host of the new SONOS podcast Object of Sound.
He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.
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