Award-winning author Thomas Glave is launching his new book, Among the Bloodpeople.

AmongtheBloodpeople

Award-winning author Thomas Glave is launching his new book,

Among the Bloodpeople.

12 September (Thursday); 7 p.m.

Reading and discussion at Gay’s the Word Bookshop

With poet Dorothea Smart

66 Marchmont St., London WC1N 1AB

£2 entry; refreshments served

For more information, contact Uli at sales@gaystheword.co.uk

Among the Bloodpeople is a collection of essays with a passionate commitment to social justice and human truth. Whether confronting Jamaica’s prime minister on anti-gay bigotry, contemplating the risks and seductions of “outlawed” sex, exploring a world of octopuses and men performing somersaults in the Caribbean Sea or challenging repressive tactics employed at the University of Cambridge, Glave expresses the observations of a global citizen with the voice of a poet. 

Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.

Future events:

  • 19 October (Saturday)Black Writers Conference, Manchester
  •  19 October (Saturday)Taurus Club, Manchester
  •  2 November (Saturday): Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester
  • 7 November (Thursday): Oxford University, Oxford

Praise for Thomas Glave

 

“Glave is a gifted stylist . . . blessed with ambition, his own voice, and an impressive willingness to dissect how individuals actually think and behave.” New York Times Book Review 

 

“[Glave is] an extraordinary stylist, whose rare insight, boundless courage, and fierce imagination make these stories resound long after you turn the last page . . . [His] intense prose recalls the rhythmic narrative thrust of early Toni Morrison.” — Village Voice

 

THOMAS GLAVE is an O. Henry award–winning author and was named a Village Voice Writer on the Verge in 2001. He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Lambda Literary Award, 2005), The Torturer’s Wife and editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Lambda Literary Award, 2008). His most recent work has appeared in the New York Times, the Kenyan Review, Callaloo and in the anthologies Kingston Noir, Love, Christopher Street, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform and Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners. Glave has been the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT and was a 2012 Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.

 

For more information about Thomas Glave and these events, 

or to request a review copy, 

 contact Sarah Wray at Sarah@turnaround-uk.com or call 020 8829 3031

 

 

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