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Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty

September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

MahoganyBooks partners with African Ancestry
to present an
Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty

Native Washingtonian, independent scholar, and culinary historian Michael Twitty, is the author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. Michael brings a fresh perspective to our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry–both black and white–through food, from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the South’s past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep–the power of food to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together.

“Drawing on a wealth of documentary digging, personal interviews, and plenty of time in the kitchen, Twitty ably joins past and present, puzzling out culinary mysteries along the way.” – Kirkus Reviews

The event will be held at The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Twitty will read from his book, discuss the genealogy research conducted, answer audience questions, and autograph each book. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7 pm. The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio is located at 3804 34th Street Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 in the heart of the Gateway Arts District.

This is a free event but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for general admission tickets. Premium tickets are available which includes a reserved seat and an autographed book. Tickets for admission can be accessed below.

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The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio
3804 34th Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712 United States
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