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Caribbean & African-American Voices at the Miami Book Fair, Including Jamaicans Kellie Magnus, Marlon James and more – November 16-23rd, 2014

The Miami Book Fair begins this week of November 16th and continues through Sunday, November 23rd.

With more than 600 authors and 150 events and programs, the Fair offers a striking diversity of global voices and stories. We wanted to highlight a few author events with special interest to the African-American and Caribbean-American communities.  

Please see the links below with times and details for events . For full schedule visit www.miamibookfair.com #MBFI31
 

Highlights

Saturday, Nov 22 at 10 AM

Alfred Lopez on Jose Marti: A Revolutionary Life
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/alfred_j._lopez_on_emjose_marti_a_revolu.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 10 AM

Alina Garcia-Lapuerta on La Belle Creole: The Cuban Countess who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/alfred_j._lopez_on_emjose_marti_a_revolu.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 11 AM

Ed Piskor on Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 2: 1981-1983
Local welcome: Lissette Mendez
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/lives_to_the_contrary_al_capp_andre_the_.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 11 AM

Walter Mosley on Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/otto_penzler_on_emthe_black_lizard_big_b.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 11:30 AM

Aaron Their on The Ghost Apple
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/molly_antopol_on_emthe_unamericansem_cri.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 12:30 PM

Jess Row on Your Face In Mine: A Novel
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/new_fiction_a_reading_move_cynthia_bond_.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 1 PM

Ramiro Fernandez on Cuba Then: Rare and Classic Images from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/petra_mason_on_embettie_page_queen_of_cu.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 1 PM

Frank Etienne on Ready to Burst
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/the_world_in_translation_valerie_miles_a.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 1 PM

Kaiama Glover on Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/the_world_in_translation_valerie_miles_a.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 2 PM

Adrian Miller on Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate At A Time
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/adrian_miller_on_emsoul_foodem_libby_oco.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 2 PM

Dr. Cornel West on Black Prophetic Fire
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/cornel_west_in_conversation_with_helene_.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 2 PM

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo on Cuba in Splinters: Eleven Stories from the New Cuba
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/island_of_change_the_bold_new_voices_of_.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 3:30 PM

Carl Hancock Rux, Jennifer Brody, Claudia Rankine, Edwidge Danticant, Elizabeth Alexander, and Jeff Chang:  Panelists on The Fire This Time: Miami Book Fair Honors James Baldwin
Local welcome: Charles de Groots
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/miami_book_fair_honors_james_baldwin_wit.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 4 PM

Elizabeth Shown Mills, Fatime Shaik, Marva McLean, Marvin Ellis, Michael Henderson, Nick Douglas, and Anita Paul – Panelists on African Diaspora Genealogy: African-American and Caribbean Perspectives
Local welcome: Dr. Chantalle Verna
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/in_search_of_our_roots_genealogy.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 5 PM

Tavis Smiley on Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year
Local welcome: Marlon Hill
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/legacies_representative_james_clyburn_on.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 5:30 PM

Miasha on Swing
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/infamous_books_jaquavis.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 5:30 PM

JaQuavis Coleman on The White House
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/infamous_books_jaquavis.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 5:30 PM

K’wan on Black Lotus
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/infamous_books_jaquavis.aspx

Saturday, Nov 22 at 6:30 PM

Sheila E. on The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/sheila_e._on_emthe_beat_of_my_own_drum_a.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 10 AM

Jon Secada on A New Day: A Memoir
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/jon_secada_on_ema_new_day_a_memoirem.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 11 AM

Cecilia Fernandez on Leaving Little Havana! A Memoir of Miami’s Cuban Ghetto
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/cecilia_m._fernandez_on_emleaving_little.aspx

Sunday, Nov 2 at 11 AM

Future Tense:  Independence, Diversity and the Future of Jamaican Publishing, featuring Mervyn Morris, Kellie Magnus, Tanya Batson Savage, and Roland Watson Grant
Local welcome:  Peter Webley
http://miamibookfair.com/events/independence_diversity_and_the_future_of.aspx  

Sunday, Nov 23 at 12 PM

Colleen Selvon-Rampersad on Visions
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/cecly_ann_mitchell_on_emla_marinem_and_c.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 12:30 PM

Rep. James Clyburn on Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

Sunday, Nov 23 at 12:30 PM

Mike Fernandez on Humbled by the Journey—Life Lessons for my Grandchildren…and Yours
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/miguel_mike_fernandez_in_conversation_wi.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 12:30 PM

Bob Herbert on Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/matt_bai_on_emthe_week_politics_went_tab.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 1:30 PM

Derick Pearson, Eveline Pierre, Denise Jacobs, and Felecia Hatcher
Entrepreneurship in the age of TECH
http://miamibookfair.com/events/entrepreneurship_in_the_age_of_tech_with.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 1:30 PM

N. D. B. Connolly on A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida; Charles U. Phillips on Fighting More Than Fires: Race and Politics in Miami-Dade County
Local welcome: Christopher Norwood
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/charles_u._phillips_on_emfighting_more_t.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 1:30 PM

Carrie Gibson on Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/carrie_gibson_on_emempires_crossroads_a_.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 1:30 PM

Saeed Jones on Prelude to Bruise
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/a_poetry_reading_mervyn_taylor_on.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 2 PM

Nurudin Farah on Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/marlon_james_on_ema_brief_history_of_sev.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 2 PM

Charles M. Blow on Fire Shut up in My Bones: A Memoir; Richard Blanco on The Prince of Los Cucuyos: A Miami Childhood
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/two_lives_charles_m._blow_on_emfire.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 2 PM

Marlon James on A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/marlon_james_on_ema_brief_history_of_sev.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 4 PM

Tiphanie Yanique on Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel
Elizabeth Nunez on Not for Everyday Use    
Carol Boyce Davies on Caribbean Spaces
Local welcome:  Candice Rodriguez
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/lauren_francissharma_on_emtil_the.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 4 PM

William Leo Grande on Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/kai_bird_on_emthe_good_spy_the_life_and_.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 4 PM

Tiphanie Yanique on Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/lauren_francissharma_on_emtil_the.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 4:30 PM

Randall Kennedy on For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/randall_kennedy_on_emrace_affirmative.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 5:00 PM

George Clinton on Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/ben_greenman_with_questlove_on_emthe_wor.aspx

Sunday, Nov 23 at 5:00 PM

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson on Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/ben_greenman_with_questlove_on_emthe_wor.aspx

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