Children of the Revolution that Never Was: Black and Disgruntled in America


With race relations in the United State reaching a boiling point after incidents in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; and other cities, Asali Solomon?s presentation, Children of the Revolution that Never Was: Black and Disgruntled in America, comes at a poignant time in our nation. It will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center multi-purpose room, Penn State Berks.

An accomplished writer, Solomon received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers? Award for the stories later collected in Get Down, her first book, which was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. In 2007, she was named one of the National Book Foundation?s ?5 under 35.? Her newest novel, Disgruntled, is a coming-of-age story set in her native Philadelphia.

Solomon holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College.

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This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.