Sunday, October 19, 6 PM (free and open to the public)
Join us as we welcome Bridgett M. Davis to Signal-Return. This event presented by Literary Detroit will include Ms. Davis reading from her new novel and a question and answer session with Ms. Davis moderated by writer Anna Clark. Copies of "Into the Go-Slow" will be available for signing and purchase.
Davis is the author of "Into the Go-Slow," which explores questions of identity -- personal and political. It opens in Detroit in 1986 with 21-year-old Angie, who is stuck: She’s haunted by her older sister Ella’s sudden death in Lagos, Nigeria, and struggling to understand who she is when the person she’s always been compared to is gone. Ella had been immersed in the Black Power movement, even as it diminished in the 1980s, and traveled to Nigeria as part of her search for a life lived right. When Angie impulsively decides to follow her sister’s steps in Africa, she is on the brink of uncovering secrets that will uproot her even further.
Davis, a Detroit native, now lives in Brooklyn and is also the author of “Shifting Through Neutral,” set in 1970s Detroit. She is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Essence and O: The Oprah Magazine. She teaches journalism at Baruch College in New York, and also moonlights as a filmmaker. Her feature-length drama, “Naked Acts,” was released in 1998.