Author Talk: "Damaged" by Kia Dupree
Published on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 6:54pm
Did you enjoy the movie Precious and the book A Piece of Cake? Then you definitely want to read Damaged by Kia Dupree.
A native of southeast, D.C., Dupree pulls many life experiences into her novel, which details physical and verbal abuse, and the miserable, turbulent, vicious and violence-filled lives of inner-city youth in Washington, D.C.
From the book jacket: “Dupree takes you inside one young woman’s struggle to survive D.C.’s hardest streets, where everyone is for sale, nothing comes for free--and one last chance can cost you everything…”
An award-winning author of short stories, with a Master's in English from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in Media Arts from Hampton University, Dupree is a former assistant editor at St. Martin's Press and lives in Washington, D.C.
If you caught her appearance at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim, you are in for a treat when she returns to the Martin Luther King Library, by popular demand.
Dupree, Kia. Damaged (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2010).
Author Talk: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Popular Division, Martin Luther King Library