Author Visit: Olio by Tyehimba Jess

When: Tue., April 25, 6-7 p.m. 2017

Join Detroit native, Tyhimba Jess as he discusses his second book, Olio, which weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them.