Excerpt from Chapter 6
In Asenath and the Origin of Nappy Hair, the poet John Milton remembers meeting my character, Shirah Shulamit, “How I remember our walk, you and I, hand in hand, with lingering steps and slow, from the Carnegie Library at Seventh and K, the H Street bus, Benning Road, across the Anacostia River, Kenilworth Avenue to Mayfair Mansions and Eastland Gardens and the Garden of Converging Paths in Kenilworth and then uptown to your family’s new house in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC.
From November 3, 2014 through January 1, 2015, I’ll be posting excerpts from my latest novel, Asenath and the Origin of Nappy Hair. Please click on Asenath in the menu above, or go to carolivia.com/asenath to read these excerpts in order. The novel is in the proof stage right now but will be available for purchase online and in bookstores by December 1, 2014.
The final proof of Asenath and the Origin of Nappy Hair arrived yesterday, Tuesday, October 14, 2014. This novel for adults goes on sale November 1, 2014.
A big thank you to Jackie Urbanovic for the front cover design for Asenath and the Origins of Nappy Hair and to Jessica Weissman for the idea of using a window.
See more of Jackie’s work at Jackie Urbanovic.