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A Meet & Greet Featuring Agnes Gomillion

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In celebration of Octavia Butler's birthday we are excited to announce a Meet & Greet Book Signing featuring debut novelist, Agnes Gomillion. Gomillion's debut book, The Record Keeper, a science fiction novel, has received rave reviews being called "spellbinding," "hypnotic," and "highly imaginative."


A speaker, a writer, and a voracious reader of the African-American literary canon, Agnes Gomillion's introduction to the world as a sci-fi novelist "is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations." In recognition of the contributions of the great Octavia Butler and how she has inspired us, MahoganyBooks invites all of you book lovers to out meet a new voice in the genre Ms. Butler helped shape and learn about Agnes' new book, The Record Keeper, what inspires her, and maybe have a lively debate about Octavia Butler's top 3 novels.


Join us at MahoganyBooks on June 22, 2019 from 3 PM - 5 PM for a meet & greet with Agnes Gomillion.

Speakers

Agnes Gomillion
Agnes Gomillion
Speaker | Author
Agnes is a speaker and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and son. Homegrown in the Sunshine State, Agnes studied English Literature at the University of Florida before transitioning to Levin College of Law, where she earned both a Juris Doctorate and Legal Master degree. She's a voracious reader of the African-American literary canon and a dedicated advocate for marginalized people everywhere.

The Book


The Record Keeper is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.


After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law--in every way--or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race. 


Arika Cobane is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege as a member of the Kongo elite after ten grueling years of training. But everything changes when a new student arrives speaking dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people's misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live--or die--without fear.

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