Sandra Jackson-Opoku is an award-winning poet, fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist who writes frequently on culture and travel in the African diasporas. Her first novel, The River Where Blood is born (One World/Ballatine Books, September 1997), carves a lyrical course across two centuries
10/23/1997 - 10/23/1997
Her first novel, The River Where Blood is born (One World/Ballatine Books, September 1997), carves a lyrical course across two centuries, three continents, from the eighteenth century Gold Coast through the perilous Middle Passage, from antebellum Barbados to forty acres in turn-of-the-century Illinois. Its rambling river runs to Chicago in the 1960s and climbs the mountains of North Carolina and Montreal in the ?70s and makes other world wanderings before bending back toward Africa in the ?90s. Sandra lives in Chicago.
Thulain Davis? work as a writer includes theater, journalism, fiction and poetry. She is the author of the novel, 1959 and Malcolm X, the Photographs (1993). She published two volumes of poetry: Playing the Changes and All the Renegade Ghost Rise. Davis wrote the libretto for the acclaimed opera. ?X. The Life and Times of Malcolm X? by Anthony Davis. Davis? other work in theater and music collaborations includes the 1900 adaptation of Bertolt Brecht?s ?The Caucasian Circle,? and the libretto for Anne Lebaron?s opera, The E & O Line.? Her most recent theater works are the plays, ?Miss Ruby?s Blues: Story of a Murder in Florida? and ?Ava & Cat in Mexico.? This project is funded by the Lannan foundation.