Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi’s much-anticipated second YA novel Bitter is finally here. A prequel to the acclaimed Pet (2018), the novel “follows a young artist torn between staying within the walls of her studio or protesting in the streets against the deep injustice that grip her hometown of Lucille.” The novel is published by Knopf Teen and is expected to hit the shelves on February 15.
As part of promotional efforts, Emezi will appear at a book launch on February 17, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The programs schedule is expected to kick-off with a reading from the new novel, followed by a conversation with American author Nic Stone about Akwaeke’s writing process and their wide-ranging career as an author and video artist. This will be followed by a book signing and after-hours viewing of The Slipstream; Reflections, Renaissance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Times.
Tickets are available for $25 and comes with a copy of the book. Members of the Brooklyn Museum pay $20. You can also live-stream the event on YouTube.
For more information, check out this events page on the Brooklyn Musuem’s website.