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Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.

ABOUT STAY BLACK AND DIE

In Stay Black and Die, I. Augustus Durham examines melancholy and genius in black culture, letters, and media from the nineteenth century to the contemporary moment. Drawing on psychoanalysis, affect theory, and black studies, Durham explores the black mother as both a lost object and a found subject often obscured when constituting a cultural legacy of genius across history. He analyzes the works of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, Marvin Gaye, Octavia E. Butler, and Kendrick Lamar to show how black cultural practices and aesthetics abstract and reveal the lost mother through performance. Whether attributing Douglass’s intellect to his matrilineage, reading Gaye’s falsetto singing voice as a move to interpolate black female vocality, or examining the women in Ellison’s life who encouraged his aesthetic interests, Durham demonstrates that melancholy becomes the catalyst for genius and genius in turn is a signifier of the maternal. Using psychoanalysis to develop a theory of racial melancholy while “playing” with affect theory to investigate racial aesthetics, Durham theorizes the role of the feminine, especially the black maternal, in the production of black masculinist genius.

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Thank you all for coming out to support this amazing event! See you next year!

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Poetry Feeds The Soul

POETRY MONTH (APRIL)

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Have you ever wondered how far and deep your family roots and traditions are? Did you ever feel the need to retrace the lives of the people who shaped who you are today?
In “Knowing Your Heritage Matters: Staying Connected
Matters More,” I’ve chronicled the lives of six families that are descendants of our African ancestors who were sold into slavery in Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and other parts of the United States. [MORE]

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Knowing Your Heritage Matters
by Claudie L. Phillips 
Book Event!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Meet and Greet Book Signing!

Moderated by Janis Kearney
Time: 3:00 PM CST

Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing

1001 Wright Ave, Little Rock, AR 72206

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM CST

LOCATION: DUNBAR GARDEN

1720 SOUTH CHESTER STREET

LITTLE ROCK, AR 72206

In case of rain, event will happen at Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing

1001 Wright Ave., Little Rock, AR 72206

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Easter Story & Easter Egg Hunt

Arkansas Author Marathon!

Exxxtra Special: A Miracle Named Halo
by Kafi Hunter 
Book Event!

Saturday, Febrary 24, 2024

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Meet and Greet Book Signing!
Time: 2:00 PM CST

Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing

1001 Wright Ave, Little Rock, AR 72206

My name is Kafi Hunter, and I currently reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. I completed my undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Philander Smith College, a private HBCU, in 2004. Later, I went on to complete my Masters' degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2007. [MORE]

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* BOOK RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 30, 2024*

The Queen of Sugar Hill
by Reshonda Tate
Book Release!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

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Meet and Greet Book Signing!
Time: 2:00 PM CST

Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing

1001 Wright Ave, Little Rock, AR 72206

Bestselling author ReShonda Tate presents a fascinating fictional portrait of Hattie McDaniel, one of Hollywood’s most prolific but woefully underappreciated stars—and the first Black person ever to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in the critically acclaimed film classic Gone With the Wind.

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