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4/23 Like Love…Only Backwards

Posted by novoscene on April 23, 2009

What happens when you mix questions of love, race and masculinity and science fiction up into a short story? Find out tonight at Marcus Books when journalist, author and community activist Cheo Tyehimba reads from “Like Loving Backwards,” his new collection of short stories. The collection, inspired by the work of Henry Dumas, is a slightly sci-fi combo of narratives and meditations that start in The Town and end up in some pretty unexpected places.

Tyehimba is an award-winning journalist and former staffer at Time Inc. and Entertainment Weekly and has written for pubs including People, The Washington Post and Essence. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion on love in the “Age of Obama” moderated by radio journalist Davey D and featuring Bayan Bakari, filmmaker of “Equinox: Boys are Born. Men are Made,” Cedric Brown, director of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation and Ambessa The Articulate, educator and cofounder of the hip hop band Fiyawata International.

Cheo Tyehimba: Like Loving Backward
Marcus Bookstore
3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland



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