About this event
Hafizah Augustus Geter in conversation with Kiese Laymon celebrating the publication of
The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin
By Hafizah Augustus Geter
Published by Random House
An acclaimed poet reclaims her origin story as the queer daughter of a Muslim Nigerian immigrant and a Black American visual artist in this groundbreaking memoir, combining lyrical prose, biting criticism, and haunting visuals.
“I say, ‘the Black Period,’ and mean ‘home’ in all its shapeshifting ways.” In The Black Period, Hafizah creates a space for the beauty of Blackness, Islam, disability, and queerness to flourish, celebrating the many layers of her existence that America has time and again sought to erase.
Join Hafizah Augustus Geter as she discusses her new memoir, “The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin.” In the book, the poet tells her own story, tracing the path of a queer daughter of a Muslim Nigerian immigrant and a Black American artist.
Event Information Reference By: City Lights Booksellers & Publishers | Book Cover Art Work By Tyrone Geter