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December 2019

Jeffrey Colvin and Melissa Rivero at Boston Public Library

December 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Jeffrey Colvin’s assured and captivating novel, Africaville, weaves a rich narrative tapestry from the colorful threads of multiple generations in one family. The title is inspired by Africaville, a real settlement in Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose black population—largely the descendants of slaves from the American South and the Caribbean-- carved out a community against the harsh maritime landscape and against bigotry and racism. In telling this story, Colvin hopes to highlight the many “lost” free black communities throughout North America…

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