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our ship has sailed!

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to celebrate the launch of Ship of Souls! My amazing friends and family members did all the work so that I could enjoy the moment, and the party was a success—I gave a talk in the theater, read from the book, three lucky raffle winners won books, and then we went into the multipurpose room for refreshments. I’m so grateful to everyone at the African Burial Ground National Monument for allowing us to hold our event at the site. As Ranger Cyrus Forman pointed out in his introduction, people have been leaving offerings at the burial ground since the 17th century, and Ship of Souls is simply the latest offering to the ancestors…

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About elliottzetta

I'm a black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. I was born and raised in Canada, but have lived in the US for over a dozen years. I teach and write in Brooklyn. When I'm not writing, you're most likely to find me strolling through the botanic garden...

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