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Non-Fiction

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Memoirs by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Safiya Sinclair and Phillip Lopate

Presented with Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents, three authors discuss new memoirs. Interweaving family stories more enchanting than those in any novel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras writes, in The Man Who Could Move Clouds, a luminous testament to the power of storytelling as a healing art and an invitation to embrace the extraordinary. How to Say Babylon is Safiya Sinclair’s reckoning with Rastafari, the culture that initially nourished but ultimately sought to silence her. Essayist Phillip Lopate’s A Year and a Day is at once a self-portrait, a picture of the times, and a splendid new elaboration of what the essay can be. 

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