Brit Bennett discusses her New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half, a tale of twin sisters who live with different racial identities with Emma Dabiri. / Pléann Brit Bennett a leabhar, The Vanishing Half, scéal faoi chúpla deirfiúracha a bhfuil féiniúlachtaí ciníocha éagsúla acu le Emma Dabiri.
Date/Data: Sunday 22 November
Time/Am: 5.00pm to 5.40pm IST/GMT
A page-turning exploration of race and identity, Brit Bennett’s third novel The Vanishing Half tells the story of twin sisters who choose to live in very different worlds, one embracing her colour, the other eschewing it in favour of hiding her true background and passing for white. The screen rights to this fascinating tale have already been optioned by HBO in a seven-figure deal.
Brit Bennett joins us from her apartment in New York to be in conversation with Emma Dabiri.
“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal
“A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it’s an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it’s piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….”
Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer. Emma’s latest documentary, coming out on Channel 4 in October 2020, asks some of the most important questions facing the Black British population – and how it is that hair became one of the most misunderstood, celebrated and debated aspects of the black experience.
Sunday, November 22 at 5pm IST/GMT. This event will end at 5.40pm IST/GMT. This event will last for 40 minutes: 25 minutes of conversation & discussion followed by 15 minutes for a Q&A.