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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!

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Underlying Issues -- March 2022
Underlying Issues -- March 2022

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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