Talking Single Motherhood, Community, and Black Girl Magic with Novelist Jayne AllenSaturday, May 7 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
- In-Person Only
Residence Inn Berkeley - Ballroom 1
Single mothers: they’ve been stigmatized, sidelined, and called superheroes and saints—sometimes in the same breath. Novelist Jayne Allen, with Black Girls Must be Magic, gives us a portrait of single motherhood by choice that upends all preconceptions. The latest installment in Allen’s Black Girls Must Die Exhausted series (she calls it “chocolate chick lit with a conscience”), this is the “timely and enjoyable” ( Kirkus ) tale of a sophisticated (if exhausted) working woman, Tabitha. Tabitha’s journey to prepare for a surprise role her doctors told her wouldn’t be biologically possible—motherhood—will resonate with everyone who’s ever been called upon to channel their inner magic, navigate unforeseen curveballs, and draw strength from the community they love.
Book signing information: Pegasus Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 4:45 PM